Skill Tech II, a Club Tech program, funded by founding partner Microsoft and Best Buy Children’s Foundation, is designed to teach advanced yet practical technology skills to Club members. Using animated, interactive tutorials and hands-on, instructor-led group activities, members explore not just what computers do but how they work. Participants learn about hardware, networking and basic programming languages. They survey career and education opportunities in technology-related fields and learn to make informed consumer decisions about high-tech products and services. The safe, ethical use of technology is emphasized throughout the program.
Each session begins with an interactive tutorial on courseware developed exclusively for Boys & Girls Clubs. Each tutorial ends with a fun, animated quiz or game measuring and reinforcing the skills members learn in the session. Tutorials prepare members to complete a hands-on activity led by a Club professional. For example, younger members can take apart and identify parts of a computer and build mock computer networks with boxes and string, while older members assemble computers from scratch and configure actual networks.
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