TechU.me was created to inspire students to explore technology, and to address declining enrollment in post-secondary technology disciplines in Ottawa.
Mentors commit to help students for one hour per week, for twelve weeks. Mentors are involved in an initial one-hour consultation between a grade 10 dev team (two students) and their grade 3 customers. After the initial meeting, mentors assist students with the design, development, and debugging of the actual app on a weekly basis. The final product is an entertaining and educational game / app. To see examples of past work, take a look at our Gallery.
The grade 10 students have lots of questions for their mentors about how to take an idea from concept to finished product. Everyone learns! Everyone has fun!
For more information on what a mentor does, check out the Mentor Resource Package for the Fall 2012 & Winter 2013 Mentor Program.
Through their involvement in the TechU.me Mentor Program, mentors indirectly help:
- Increase the number of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Build a stronger connection between the local technology community and students, teachers, guidance counselors and parents
- Educate TechU.me students about viable career paths, training options, and future trends for technology careers