Tech IT Out! Minnesota
Connecting students, technology skills development and career success
Energetic, passionate technology professionals inspire students in grades 6-12 to follow in their technology education and career footsteps.
Tech IT Out! Minnesota matches IT professionals from General Mills and Veritas Technologies with middle and high school classrooms in the metro area. A 50-75 minute interactive presentation to secondary age students is often-times the first opportunity for young people to discover what IT is, who does IT, where does IT happen, and why is IT essential. The youthful presenters not only increase the awareness of students about ever-expanding technology roles and opportunities, but also provide intentional messaging to address common misconceptions held by many. Demystifying IT is often the first step to instilling a student’s willingness to open her/his mind to technology education and career opportunities. Post presentation survey results from over 2,500 youth consistently reveals positively changed perceptions, and signficant expressed interest in what the field has to offer. http://advanceitmn.org/tech-it-out/
Since 2014, over 150 classroom presentations have been delivered to more than 3,000 metro area middle and high school students.