MONTGOMERY, Ala. – November 6, 2020 – TechMGM, Montgomery’s initiative to connect and leverage the city’s unique technology assets, and the Montgomery Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) hosted a virtual camp for all 8th grade Montgomery Public Schools students, to help interest them in STEM disciplines and career paths. CampIT, which wrapped up today with a live Q&A, exposed students to the fields of digital media, cybersecurity, software development and esports. This event aligned with TechMGM’s mission to maximize the community’s diverse technology talent pipeline and promote the city as an emerging and innovative technology hub.
“The goal of CampIT is to allow students to expand their horizons, explore and engage with different STEM and IT careers,” says Charisse Stokes, executive director of TechMGM. “By holding this event virtually this year, we were able to reach more students and possibly prepare them for a higher wage, skilled work environment.”
TechMGM partnered with the Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Education Foundation, Montgomery Esports and Gaming, MGMWERX, Fearless and CGI.
Editor’s Note: Footage of the complete live session is available for excerpting here: Camp IT.
CampIT Classroom sessions are available here: Camp IT 2020
For more information on CampIT, visit www.techmgm.com/campit For more information on the TechMGM initiative visit www.techmgm.com.
TechMGM is a collaboration of local industry, educational and government entities working together to connect and leverage Montgomery, Alabama’s unique technology related assets. This initiative is designed to maximize the community’s diverse technology talent pipeline and promote the city as an emerging and innovative technology hub to enhance the workforce and grow the regional economy. Montgomery’s unique combination of partners have invested in critical tech infrastructure, including contributions from federal, state and local government, educational institutions and the local business community’s large corporations and small and non-traditional businesses. These collaborations have led to the development of the powerful Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix) and the implementation of fiber infrastructure throughout the city that will lead to even more smart city-based initiatives.
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