By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Gwinnett Technical College hosting summer technology camps for children
Kids 4 Coding to Offer Weekly Camps on GTC Lawrenceville Campus, June 1 – July 31

Known for its extensive IT, networking and software training options for working professionals and computer science pros, Gwinnett Tech is now offering a unique option for the younger set. 

GTC will partner with Kids 4 Coding, a leading provider of technology education for kids, to host a Summer Tech Camp series on the college’s Lawrenceville campus. Rising second through eighth grade students will learn to be creators and innovators during week-long camps held from June 1 – July 31. 

"Gwinnett Tech has been a longtime provider of highly-trained talent to our local and regional computer technology companies.  Providing coding classes to our future "techies" falls right in line with the diverse educational programs we offer in the computer sciences," said David McCulloch, vice president of economic development. 

Co-ed tech camps will be offered in MinecraftEDU, game design, web design, app development, computer programming, graphic design and electrical engineering. A girl’s class called “Techie Girlz” will be available for children entering grades 3-5.  

 The camps are designed to be a fun, educational, hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with top instructors and exciting curriculum to create amazing things. All summer tech camps aremeant to be enjoyed without any previous experience. Students who have intermediate tech skills will be challenged with additional steps.

“Our focus is on creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication.We’re teaching our students to create their own games, animated stories and their own apps,” says Denise Detamore, Kids 4 Coding co-founder. “There’s a strong educational and academic focus.”

To register, visit www.kids4coding.com and select the Gwinnett Tech Camp section. Camp prices range from $309 to $339, with a t-shirt and daily snack included. Early bird savings of $30 are available until March 31. Camp sessions run Monday – Friday. Call 770-642-0004 for more information. 

Kids 4 Coding was founded to inspire excite and enrich the lives of children in today’s high tech world, and to deliver educational hands-on classes to prepare our children for careers of the future. “Eighty percent of jobs in the next decade will require a solid foundation of technical skills, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” says Detamore, “that’s why we’re getting kids started early.”

Gwinnett Tech’s Continuing Education Division offers a comprehensive range of seminars and workshops to improve job skills, advance your business and provide specialized training. The seminars and workshops are available to companies and individuals and focus on business and management, computer skills, healthcare, ESL, sustainability and energy conservation, as well as in several specificoccupational disciplines. View the full schedule at www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce  or call 770-995-9697.

About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers morethan 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500  for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.