Technology Leaders

Do you like to build things? Are you fascinated by science and technology? Are you interested in artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and gaming?

Our Tech Leaders program engages curious students in exploring the fundamentals of programming and the tech industry. Through group and digital activities, students will gain concrete skills using three web languages, and be introduced to comprehensive computer science theory. Students will have the opportunity to build their own websites, meet with leaders and engineers from the tech world, and explore cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing.

Some of our morning activities will be laptops-down, where students will participate in challenges related to state machine design, AI, and cryptography. Students will have an hour and a half long break for lunch and outdoor group activities.

After the camp wraps up, students will walk away with their own 3D printed creation, their own website, and the knowledge and confidence to embark on their own tech journey!

Ages: 10-15
Duration: One week
Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Category: Technology and Entrepreneurship
Programming Languages Taught: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Skills Taught: Communication, Critical Thinking, Leadership, Tinkercad (3D printing)

Program Details:

  • Maximum 20 students per class
  • 35 hours of coursework
  • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Early drop-off and late pick-up available no extra charge
  • T-shirts, prizes, and take-home swag
  • Digital portfolios that include all of their work.
  • Program assessments and graduation certificates

What Students Will Learn:

  • The fundamentals of technology businesses
  • An introduction to computer programming: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication
  • How to effectively research and source code online
  • How businesses are built through technology (apps, online, and e-commerce)
  • The many career opportunities available in the technology industry

What Students Will Experience:

  • Hands-on innovation
  • Exposure to the variety of opportunities within entrepreneurship and technology
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Skilled and thoughtful leadership
  • Creating the next best app or technology business

 

University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
July 31 – August 4
Register at UBC

 

Centre for Digital Media (Vancouver)
August 21 – 25
Register at CDM

 

University of Victoria (Victoria)
July 24 – 28
Register at UVic

Why This Program:

This program is focused on integrating the art of entrepreneurship with the latest advances in technology. Concentrating on hands-on learning, Technology Leaders concentrates on pushing students to solve real-world problems by leveraging technology to create innovative and functional solutions.

Most importantly, students will:

  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Learn real coding skills they can apply to their own projects
  • Gain knowledge in tech subjects they won’t learn about in school
  • Explore a potential career path