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Non-profit focused on delivering education to the K-12 space
Nextech is creating initiatives and building partnerships that connect educators, innovative nonprofits, and entrepreneurs to deliver best-in-class programs that inspire and enable young people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology.
More than half of the 9.2 million science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the U.S. between 2010 and 2020 will be in computing. Yet, fewer students pursue technology careers every year. Nextech exists to close the gap. We expose young people to new career possibilities, teach them how to interact with and develop technology, and inspire them to explore careers in tech.
The challenge of finding skilled IT workers is a global one, but it’s arguably more acute in places like Indiana, where manufacturing brawn has historically trumped brainier sectors such as software development or biotech. As Rust Belt states strive to diversify their economies in the wake of the country’s declining industrial sector, there is simply
Day to day, technology companies are immersed in doing what they do best: building up their teams, investing in their products, and trying to grow their businesses. Over the past year, the Indianapolis tech community has stepped up in a different way: they’ve donated their time, resources, and money to the Circle City for a
Indianapolis-based nonprofit Nextech is launching an initiative to connect teachers with leaders in the local tech sector. The Nextech Educator Externship will help middle and high school teachers connect their classroom curriculum to career opportunities and student interests. The five-day professional development program will take 18 computer science teachers from 17 Indiana schools and immerse
Metro tech leaders on Thursday will launch a program to embed teachers for a day at local tech companies. It’s intended to give teachers a better idea what skills are relevant and what career opportunities exist for their students in the tech sphere. For tech companies, it’s an opportunity to cultivate talent to fill an
The Leading Light Awards were held on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom and celebrated the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math. Since 1999, Women & Hi Tech has existed as an organization of men and women whose goal is to attract, develop, retain, support, and promote women who are
When most of us think about mentorship, we think about college grads in the early stages of their careers getting advice from sage, veteran professionals in their fields. However, kids need mentors too, especially the young people who have interest in technology. The tech industry has a great need for young and talented tech individuals,