Indianapolis based non-profit creating equitable access to K-12 computer science education expands program to Evansville!
Nextech, an Indianapolis based non-profit dedicated to creating equitable access to computer science education for K-12 students in Indiana, has expanded one of their signature programs, Nextech Catapult, to Evansville! This is Nextech’s first expansion effort of the program outside of Marion County. We’re thrilled for the program to kick off this week at Innovation Pointe with a full class of twenty-four high school aged students (Catapults).
Nextech Catapult is a 4-week immersive experience that combines industry relevant curriculum, work-based learning, career readiness, and civic leadership opportunities. Unlike traditional programs that focus on just one of these competencies, Catapult leverages strategic partnerships with leading Indiana tech companies and community organizations to deliver a best-in-class experience at every level. Participating partners in the Evansville region include: InGen Technologies, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership, Innovation Pointe, Berry Global, Old National, Atlas, Gravicom, Keller Schroeder, UserTesting, USI and UE.
Students are paid a generous stipend for participation, and all expenses are covered for their summer. Nextech’s goal is to remove all barriers for students to explore a post-secondary career in technology and to show them everything that Indiana and the Evansville region has to offer.
Who: All high school students in Marion County and the Evansville area, including graduating seniors.
What: An immersive computer science bootcamp with various workshops about technical and workplace skills along with post-secondary planning and connecting with Indiana tech companies and professionals. Students will learn how to manage their personal brand and build a personal portfolio website during the program.
When: June 13 – July 8, 2022 – Students should expect to spend from 9:00am-4:00pm each day in the program, Monday through Friday.