June 1, 2018 - The first-ever program in the Internet of Things (IoT) for kids to prepare the next generation to pursue careers in IoT, and technologies.
The latest World Economic Forum
indicate that education and skills gaps will be mayor challenges for economic development. Gartner
predicted that 20.4 billion IoT devices will be connecting in 2020. This arrival of new IoT technologies will lead to tens of thousands of new jobs in the new IoT economy.
In a time of limited resources and competing budget priorities, it’s vitally important to ensure that parents investments in technology education are successful and sustainable.
Starting Summer 2018, Code Explorers™ became the first Non-Profit organization in the nation to offer pre-university programs and camps for kids starting at age 7 that focuses on the Internet of Things
(also called The Fourth Industrial Revolution). The new programs will teach students IoT hardware, software, applications and communication including virtual reality VR and augmented reality AR technologies.
“It is a great feeling when you make history helping the society. We have been offering computer science, coding, 3D modeling, engineering, mobile app development, and game design programs and career explorations since 2014. We are very proud to lead youth in the IoT fields and continue with our mission of preparing, and motivating the next generation to pursue careers in engineering, technology and computer science” said Maria de Pena, BSME, MS - President and Founder of Code Explorers.
The programs will be conducted in Broward and Miami Dade County with the collaboration with Broward College Central Campus, City of Coral Springs, City of Doral, Town of Miami Lakes in Florida.
Code Explorers is a 501c3 Non-profit organization that provides IoT, engineering, technology and computer science programs and career explorations for students grades PK-12. Code Explorers offers unique internship opportunities to college and high school students as well as apprenticeship programs for youth interested in technology. Our vision is to enable students of all ages to engage with and learn through the use of mobile technology and empower them to compete in a global economy.