Coding camps aimed at helping region’s workforce



The interest in Information Technology/Coding in Northeast Ohio has been tremendous – we are delighted to announce that all five coding camps were filled to maximum capacity last summer.

The camps will provide 40 hours of rich-technology programming (curriculum development support provided by Hyland Software) that puts participants in the role of creating and designing with technology. In addition, students will engage with IT professionals from the sponsoring companies.  No previous programming experience required.

According to Courtney Deoreo RITE Board Administrator, “RITE offers programs to help attract, prepare and place IT talent in the region.  The Summit is our once a year opportunity to bring the whole system of stakeholders together where we also feature our signature program for high school students called the Passport to IT Careers.  This year we have also added an afternoon program targeted to employers featuring speakers and information on a range of topics including internship resources, innovations in education, local success stories and regional workforce initiatives.”   She continued, “Another great program in our portfolio for high school students is our coding camps which is a unique partnership with TECH CORPS, 7 colleges and universities and 7 industry sponsors.”

Thanks to the following Higher Education Partners that will be hosting this year’s camps:  Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, and The University of Akron, and. In addition, it is thanks to our corporate sponsors, RITE and TECH CORPS that the camps will be free of charge to NEO high school students during the summer of 2016.  Applications are open for this year’s Summer Coding Camps delivered by RITE and TECH CORPS in partnership with RITE Higher Education partners and our corporate sponsors.

BlueBridge has been a supporter of the RITE Board since its inception in 2009. The work affords us an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in our region   through education- economic and workforce development.

Applications are due Friday, April 29th!  Find more information and links to the online application and teacher recommendation form.

Camps are free and space is limited.  Happy Camping and Coding!