Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tech camp offered to young high school graduates

June 6, 2012

Young high school graduates in Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson counties have a unique opportunity to learn computer and workplace skills through a camp offered July 9-Aug. 3.

Camp participants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and can be up to age 21. The training will take place in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College and in Johnson County at Johnson County Community College.

Participants will learn to build a computer and understand its hardware and software, troubleshooting for any problem in the computer’s performance. They’ll also learn team-building and leadership skills.

Students of the camp meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for one month. In addition to regular classroom time, a professional employment coach and mentor will work with each participant to implement a plan to obtain employment.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant also receives a certificate and a $500 stipend check.

The program is sponsored by Workforce Partnership with training through KCKCC and JCCC. This is the third year of the camp; last year, the camp awarded certificates of completion to 53 participants and donated 46 computers, re-built by the participants, to non-profit organizations.

To find out more about the program or to suggest someone for participation, contact Workforce Partnership at 913-279-2600.

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