FREE ‘D.R.I.V.E. / IT Exploration – Introduction’ BDPA Camp July 18-22, 2016 at Winona State University

Taking place over five days,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 18-22, 2016, Winona State University
175 W Mark Street, Winona, MN


BDPA INVITEES … Registration starts JUNE 23, 2016.
Register by JUNE 30, and start mapping your

educational path to an in-demand I.T. career!


Today’s in-demand I.T. and computing careers offer many opportunities and pathways for learners, yet getting started can be overwhelming without a familiarity of the many exciting options. Our BDPA customized IT Exploration – Introduction course allows high school students to explore additional I.T. learning such as mobile app development, analytics, infrastructure, security, team challenges, personal branding, software development and much more!

Enroll in the DRIVE/IT camp in July 2016 to acquire a big-picture overview of IT concepts and practice a range of skills and technologies. And…..discover what it’s like to hangout on a beautiful college campus, live in a dorm, enjoy delicious food offered at the campus dining hall, participate in evening enrichment activities……all with your current and future BDPA friends from the Twin Cities and Rochester chapters.   What an awesome week!


This FREE full-week residential camp experience is offered by Advance IT Minnesota and BDPA 


D.R.I.V.E./IT Exploration is for you if you are interested in learning new skills, trying on new technologies and discovering what other ‘inner geek’ qualities reside within YOU! 

ABOUT D.R.I.V.E.

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D.R.I.V.E. is Discovery and Recruitment for Information Vocations and  Education.

Advance IT Minnesota, a MnSCU Center of Excellence in IT and Security, in collaboration with BDPA, engages learners in information career pathways to develop introductory skills expected in these occupations.

Pre-requisites for the July 2016 DRIVE BDPA IT Exploration – Introduction Camp

  • Familiar with Windows operating system as a user

  • Comfortable using common browsers to search and access web resources

  • Some familiarity with basic html coding

D.R.I.V.E. BDPA CAMP – AT A GLANCE

5 p.m. Sunday July 17: Camp Opens

Meet camp staff, check into your dorm space, enjoy a pizza supper, learn about/tour the campus and discuss the week ahead. More information about transportation to and from the campus, etc., will be provided by BDPA staff.

Note: Enrichment activities for the entire week …  including night games, lawn games, volleyball, movie night, quiet time, and other fun opportunities. … are being determined.

Monday, July 18

Features: Team Building Activity, Software Dev, Mobile AppDev, Team Challenge.

Tuesday, July 19

Features: Mobile AppDev, Analytics (Big Data) Prep, Team Challenge.

Wednesday, July 20

Features: Analytics/BIG DATA, Personal Branding, Team Challenge.

Thursday, July 21

Features: Infrastructure/System Administration, Security, Team Challenge.

Friday, July 22

Features: Personal Brand Presentations, Team Challenge Presentations, Panel Discussion (college/employer) over lunch.

Camp ends early afternoon

PROGRAM DETAILS – D.R.I.V.E. BDPA CAMP

Check in, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by Campus Tour

Monday, July 18, 2016


7 a.m. | Rise & Shine

Campers & Chaperones


7:30 a.m. | Breakfast

Campers & Chaperones


8:30 a.m.

Welcome, introductions and overview

Team-Building Activity
(soft skills, teaming)


9:45 a.m. | Break


10 a.m.

Software Development – General


Noon | Lunch


1 p.m.

Mobile App Development – A


2:30 p.m. | Break


2:45 p.m.

Team Challenge


4:30 p.m. | Adjourn for the day

Break/Transition


5 p.m. | Dinner

Campers, Chaperones, Volunteers


5:45 p.m.

Post-dinner Activity

Campers, Volunteers


9:30 p.m.

Gathering/Pre-curfew prep activity

Campers, Chaperones


10 p.m. | Curfew/Lights-out

Campers, Chaperones, RAs

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


7 a.m. | Rise & Shine

Campers & Chaperones


7:30 a.m. | Breakfast

Campers & Chaperones


8:30 a.m.

Mobile App Development – B


9:45 a.m. | Break


10 a.m.

Mobile App Development – C


Noon | Lunch


1 p.m.

Analytics Prep (MS Excel)


2:30 p.m. | Break


2:45 p.m.

Team Challenge


4:30 p.m. | Adjourn for the day

Break/Transition


5 p.m. | Dinner

Campers, Chaperones, Volunteers


5:45 p.m.

Post-dinner Activity

Campers, Volunteers


9:30 p.m.

Gathering/Pre-curfew prep activity

Campers, Chaperones


10 p.m. | Curfew/Lights-out

Campers, Chaperones, RAs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


7 a.m. | Rise & Shine

Campers & Chaperones


7:30 a.m. | Breakfast

Campers & Chaperones


8:30 a.m.

Analytics Overview & Careers


9:45 a.m. | Break


10 a.m.

Analytics – B


11 a.m.

Personal Branding – A


Noon | Lunch


1 p.m.

Personal Branding – B


2:30 p.m. | Break


2:45 p.m.

Team Challenge


4:30 p.m. | Adjourn for the day

Break/Transition


5 p.m. | Dinner

Campers, Chaperones, Volunteers


5:45 p.m.

Post-dinner Activity

Campers, Volunteers


9:30 p.m.

Gathering/Pre-curfew prep activity

Campers, Chaperones


10 p.m. | Curfew/Lights-out

Campers, Chaperones, RAs

Thursday, July 21, 2016


7 a.m. | Rise & Shine

Campers & Chaperones


7:30 a.m. | Breakfast

Campers & Chaperones


8:30 a.m.

Infrastructure & Security Careers

Security Game


9:45 a.m. | Break


10 a.m.

Security – A


Noon | Lunch


1 p.m.

Security – B


2:30 p.m. | Break


2:45 p.m.

Team Challenge


4:30 p.m. | Adjourn for the day

Break/Transition


5 p.m. | Dinner

Campers, Chaperones, Volunteers


5:45 p.m.

Post-dinner Activity

Campers, Volunteers


9:30 p.m.

Gathering/Pre-curfew prep activity

Campers, Chaperones


10 p.m. | Curfew/Lights-out

Campers, Chaperones, RAs

Friday July 22, 2016


7 a.m. | Rise & Shine

Campers & Chaperones


7:30 a.m. | Breakfast

Campers & Chaperones


8:30 a.m.

Personal Brand Presentations


9:45 a.m. | Break


10 a.m.

Team Presentations – A


11 a.m.

Team Presentations – B


Noon

Lunch/Panel Discussion

D.R.I.V.E. BDPA CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration Starts June 23, 2016

Register by June 30, 2016!

This event is open to BDPA invitees, only