TechU.me encourages students to pursue careers in technology through events and educational programming in Ottawa’s schools for students in grades 3 to 12.
TechU.me focuses on the grade 10 programming course, partnering high school students with grade 3 students to create educational mobile apps. With the help of their teachers and industry mentors, the grade 3 clients provide the inspiration, content, and visual design for the grade 10 students’ app development.
Grade 10 students are mentored by industry professionals working in Ottawa’s technology sector. Mentors come from TechU.me Program Partners: IBM Canada, Macadamian, Adobe Systems and RIM. Mentors commit to volunteer one hour per week, for nine weeks. To find out what it’s like being a mentor, read our Mentor Blog, or testimonials from current and past mentors.
TechU.me could not accomplish its mandate – to increase technology know-how in Ottawa’s schools and inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – without the goodwill of our mentors. Mentors are the lifelines of the entire program, sharing their knowledge and expertise in guiding students to develop creative, interesting, and robust apps. Sound good to you? Why not get involved?