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New York City kids get with the programming thanks to software engineering classes

December 16, 2014

A STEM program being rolled out in 18 public schools is teaching hundreds of students computer programming, city Education Department officials said. The Software Engineering Pilot program is working so well that nine students from Brooklyn were invited to the White House on Dec. 8 to show off their coding chops.

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NYC Public Schools & Tech Leaders Come Together for Career Days via The Community Corps

December 8, 2014

NYC Department of Education Career and Technical Education High Schools (CTE) with programs in information technology now have access to a vast network of tech executives at industry-leaders like Goldman Sachs, Tata Consultancy or at innovative NYC companies like MongoDB and 3D Heights. This is now possible via the new partnership with the nationally acclaimed nonprofit NPower and its skills-based volunteerism platform.

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McKee Students Tour IT Data Center and Internet Exchange

June 10, 2014

Students from Ralph R. McKee CTE High School visited Telehouse, a massive IT data center hosting millions of critical transactions per day. The students learned about career pathways in digital communications from Irene Goltsman, chief operating office of Digital Edge, a data center services provider specializing in back-end technology and McKee’s work-based learning host.

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New York City Wins 29 Medals in Statewide SkillsUSA Competition

May 12, 2014

New York City public high schools placed high in the statewide SkillsUSA Competition at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Over 2,000 students competed in 82 categories like 3D Visualization, Construction Skills, IT Technologies and Health Care. Eleven New York City schools sent their biggest contingent yet, winning 29 medals in a broad set of contests. Many winners will go on to the SkillsUSA National Finals in June in Kansas City.

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Queens Voc Junior Takes Top 10 Honors in Nationwide Cisco Networking Competition

May 12, 2014

Queens Vocational & Technical High School student Esteban Ansaldo beat over a thousand high school and college students to place in the Top 10 of the Cisco Networking Academy CCENT Netriders Competition held last week. The Netriders competition is an IT skills competition that showcases students’ networking skills in a theoretical and virtual hands on exam.

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