Check out this fact… The Smithsonian reports that by the end of 2018, 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled.
I know as a mother of a special needs child, I worry about the future of job opportunities for my son. Doing some detective research, I discovered iD Tech – a family owned company that pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens and now has programs across the nation. Alexa Café is now the country’s largest tech camp for girls.
Technology can be a tool for empowerment – it creates a collaborative and innovative space for all students. Depending on the disability, communication can be a struggle. Group work is difficult and discussions can be one-sided. There are unique learning styles and personalities. Technology can level the playing field. Take coding, for example.
“In general, coding and engineering are based in logic. Computers are boolean, black and white — so are many students on the autism spectrum. When they’re immersed in an environment where things are black and white, they find success. We’re all about inclusion, flexibility, customization, and communication.” says Rachel, Regional Manager at iD Tech.
They have over 60+ courses in design, coding, game development and robotics. (AND they have coupon codes for early registrations) There are so many options, it’s going to be hard to pick! We are going to check it out for our kiddos so we will keep you posted next summer.
Has your child attended one of these camps? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.
Our mission is to create life-changing tech experiences that embolden students to shape the future.
In 1999, our family pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. We’ve grown from 280 to 60,000 students per year, spreading Silicon Valley startup culture across the nation. No other program has our track record of long-term student success, our passion, or our reputation as the nation’s go-to summer STEM educator.
From our Education Department, Client Services, and Marketing, to Engineering, Risk Management, Payroll, and Logistics, our Main Office crew is committed to providing “Positively Outrageous Service.”
Our summer tech programs are held at an unparalleled lineup of 150 prestigious campuses. From Stanford and MIT to The University of Hong Kong, your student will get inspired and start out on their long-term skill development pathway in coding, game development, robotics, or design.
Programs are held across the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Address: 910 E. Hamilton Ave, Suite 300, Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1-888-709-8324 or 1-408-871-3700
PROMOTIONS & DISCOUNTS
There are promotional discounts, friend referrals, sibling discounts and multiple course discounts.
Check out their Promotions page for more information.
TUITION ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Every year we look for ways to help as many students as possible experience the nation’s leading technology camp. Every year, iD Tech, along with some generous corporate sponsors, is looking to bring more students to camp than ever before. Individuals and nonprofit groups are encouraged to apply.