ISD 742 Community Code Program
One of the 2019 – 2024 strategic priorities for the GSDC’s ‘Expand Talent’ imperative is to strengthen the interface of business and education to better meet talent needs in the region. And we’ve identified an excellent opportunity for putting that priority into action!
Hour of Code is a world-wide movement that the St. Cloud Area School District 742 is participating in and taking it a step further by offering Community Code. Through community member engagement, the St. Cloud Area School District 742 strives to demystify technology by showing students how technology is powering innovation in Central MN. Students and the broader community are given hands on experience while exploring the power of computer science, starting in kindergarten, through this program.
At the core of the Community Code program is community engagement. And who better to engage than you and your employees! This is an excellent opportunity to expose and engage with students and their parents to cultivate career path interests that are aligned with your company’s talent needs and opportunities. And, awareness of your company and its powerful brand in and commitment to our region are amplified through your company’s participation.
Further information about the Community Code program can be found bit.ly/communitycode742. Angie Kalthoff, Technology Integrationist at ISD 742, is leading this wonderful effort and we encourage you to reach out to her to learn more about how you can get engaged in helping shape the hearts, minds and passions of our youth. Angie can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-370-8123.
Many of the Community Code events will take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, 2018. As such, recruitment of community member volunteers needed to make this exciting program happen requires volunteers to sign up as soon as possible.