FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IT-oLogy Joins Forces with SC Department of Education to Provide “Tech-in-a-Box” Summer Enrichment Program for Middle School Students
Columbia, S.C.— (June 25, 2020)—IT-oLogy is now accepting registrations for its “Tech-in-a-Box” summer enrichment program for middle school students. Funded by the SC Department of Education, the “Tech-in-a-Box” program ensures that summer is still a special time for students to experience the excitement of technology learning and exploration. Through this funding, middle school students can participate in this innovative program at no charge to families.
“We are pleased to partner with IT-oLogy as part of South Carolina’s ongoing commitment to provide personalized and digital learning that supports students in a safe learning environment,” said Angel Malone, Director – Office of Career & Technical Education.
Registered students will be mailed a “Tech-in-a-Box” supply kit that will be the focus of a three-day, instructor-led, online workshop. Students and their parents will also enjoy access to on-demand, digital learning resources that complement the workshop provided by an IT-oLogy instructor. The “Tech-in-a-Box” summer enrichment program will run 4 weeks in the month of July 2020.
“IT-oLogy is fully committed to the communities in which we work and live. Students, families and educators are navigating uncertain times as a result of COVID-19,” said Tammy Mainwaring, President of IT-oLogy, “We are excited to partner with the SC Department of Education to help bring a sense of normalcy to our communities by providing exciting, summer camp experiences online.”
Registration information for the program can be found on our events calendar here. For additional information or questions, please call 844-486-5649 (ITO-LOGY).
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
About the South Carolina Department of Education
The mission of the South Carolina Department of Education is to provide leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success. www.ed.sc.gov
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