Hyland’s Spring Hy-Tech Club registration is open: Apply now!

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Are you a student interested in computer programming? If you are, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

I’m excited to announce that we’re now accepting applications for our Spring Hy-Tech Club. If you’re looking to kick-start or start planning your career – even at a young age – now is the time.

In 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobs available, according to employment studies. However, there will only be 400,000 computer science students looking to fill those jobs.

That’s 1 million more jobs than students available!

Encouraging high-tech education

Obviously, we see a huge educational gap that we can help close. As Hyland continues to grow as a company, we will need to continue hiring skilled individuals for our technical positions. If we don’t do our part to help students down paths in computer science, this gap means – among other things – we might have trouble filling those roles.

How can we help fix that problem?

As the largest software company in the area with hundreds of technical employees, Hyland has a huge opportunity to give back to the community and make an impact on the younger generation. If we start exposing students to the different opportunities within computer science at an early age, we can work toward closing the computer science gap.

That’s why we developed the Hy-Tech Programs. The programs include Hy-Tech Camps, Innovation Showdowns, Hy-Tech Clubs, shadowing and field trip opportunities and classroom presentations.

About Hy-Tech Club

The Spring Hy-Tech Club will run from February through May and there will be 12 total meetings. There is an application process all students must go through – even students who have been in our programs before.

The club is free and we even feed you before we start teaching!

Based on their levels of experience, we will split students into three groups: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Here’s what the groups look like:

  • The Beginner class is designed for students who have had little to no programming experience. They will learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming languages.
  • The Intermediate class will teach students about PHP and MySQL.
  • The Advanced class is new and will cover the Java programming language this semester. Students are split into groups based on experience listed on their application and a short programming assessment given at the first meeting of the semester.

Through our Hy-Tech Clubs, we aim to prepare students for success with knowledge and information that will help them in a future with computer programming.

Apply now!

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what a previous Hy-Tech Club member had to say:

“I loved the structured approach to learning how to code. Over the years, I taught myself what I needed to know, so my knowledge was spotty.”

– Max, grade 10

To apply, complete the three-page application by Friday, January 22, 2016. Don’t hesitate, as limited spots are available.

Details

The Spring Hy-Tech Club will take place at Hyland’s Building 3, 28105 Clemens Road, Westlake, Ohio. Students will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and must provide their own transportation.

Thank you!

Caitlin Nowlin

Caitlin Nowlin

Caitlin Nowlin spent three years on Hyland’s Recruiting team as the campus recruiter before transitioning to Development as the technical outreach program manager. Her mission is to give Hyland employees the chance to help close educational gaps in computer science and provide students opportunities to learn about the technology industry.

3 Responses

  1. Maureen Brubaker says:

    My son submitted application for Tech Club. When will applicants be selected? Thank you for your help.

  2. Hi Maureen! Thank you so much for reaching out. We are currently in the decision making process and will be announcing the rosters this Friday the 29th. Thanks again!

  3. Todd LeVeck says:

    Max S. Hayes High School is excited to have 2 of our students participating in the Hy-Tech Club. Thank you for offering this opportunity to our students!

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