Boundless Connections’ teen technology program, TECH Unleashed, will hold a winter camp 10 am – 3 pm, December 29 and 30, at its Olean location at 160 N. Union Street.
TECH Unleashed is for youth 13-17 years old interested in computer programming, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, graphic art, and video/audio editing.
Participants receive guidance on project and time management, leadership and team building, public speaking, research and industry networking.
Camp cost is $60 and includes lunch and snacks. Boundless Connections works with its nonprofit partner, Strength Solutions, to provide full and partial scholarships to any participants in need. For current TECH Unleashed members, camp is included in monthly membership.
To sign up for the TECH Unleashed winter camp, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (716) 379-3347 or visit boundlessconnections.com/tech-unleashed-camp.
“Giving young people the opportunity to engage with technology at their pace is part of our goal of developing a pipeline of tech-savvy people who want to live and work in the Olean area,” Christina Lopez, Boundless Connections CEO, said.
“Our Olean pilot tech center started around TECH Unleashed, and it’s been a turning point for many of the young people who have participated,” she said. “We’ve had members go on to pursue careers in different tech-based fields, from video production, to web and app design to rocket science and everything in between.
“Part of what sets our programs apart is the autonomy we give members. As facilitators, we help guide them and keep them on track with their goals, but this isn’t a class, so everyone is learning and exploring what they’re passionate about at their own pace.
Boundless Connections’ goal is to help community members keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology, meeting the demands of a dynamic and evolving workforce while helping members develop essential skills.
The Boundless Connections Technology Centers make state of the art digital technology accessible for everyone. The tech centers provide a focal point for young and old with various skill sets and interests to collaborate and utilize the power of cutting-edge technology. The programs and events are designed to develop a technology pipeline and create a pathway for people to engage and solve local challenges with technology. These programs and events are tailored to various interest groups or demographics.