One of the things we really enjoy around The Iron Yard is participating in other educational efforts around programming and technology targeted toward younger students.
We of course offer our own free Kids Academy courses (more on that below), but we also try to find time to work with educators in the community who are passionate about tech. In some cases, it’s simply serving as host for a field trip, bringing in a class to talk with us about tech careers or doing some hands on exercises with code. Other times, we dispatch team members to area schools to talk about the skills needed to become a developer and the resources to learn more.
This past Tuesday, our Front End instructor Jake Smith and I visited Greenville Technical Charter High School and spoke to the students about careers in software development. It was exciting to hear about the efforts of the school to offer opportunities like a new CS First club, as well as the popular robotics club on campus.
New Kids Classes
We also kicked off our first Kids Academy classes for 2015. Starting the week of February 16, we’ll have 6 weeks of Scratch and HTML/CSS classes. While the Scratch class is already full, the Intermediate HTML/CSS class does have some seats remaining. If interested, please sign up!
If your child isn’t able to attend this time around, please make sure you are signed up on our mailing list to receive notifications of future classes. They are free thanks to our generous volunteer instructors and we’d love to see you here.