Genesys Works

Twin Cities Grade 12/Seniors in partner high schools Genesys Works changes the life trajectory of underprivileged high school students by enabling them to work in meaningful internships, at major corporations, during their senior year in high school. After an eight-week intensive training program, students work work 20 hours per week, leaving school at mid-day and […]

Digital Empowerment Academy

Twin Cities, priority to North Minneapolis students Ages 13-17 The Digital Empowerment Academy is a digital literacy, civic technology initiative that works to enable youth to become savvy creators of digital content. Digital Activist Teen Program  STEAM Jr W.O.K.E- Women Operating in Collective Enterprise

Microsoft DigiGirlz

Twin Cities Metro Virtual Free Middle School/Junior School (Ages 11-13) girls* High School/Secondary School (Ages 14-18) girls* (**Anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth.) DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology […]

Code Savvy

Ages 8-18 Twin Cities and greater MN area Coding activities for youth. Youth Activities Kid Focused Creative Coding Project Video Series Featuring Training For: Beginners Intermediate Unplugged Activities CS to Go Website Educator Programs Skills development for K-12 and after-school educators through hands-on workshops, conferences, and mentoring. MNCodes Weekly short videos created by CS educators, [...]


K-12 Preparing students in underserved communities for the future job market through innovative and accessible technology learning programs. Competitive Teams Classroom Programs Free before, after-school, and summer school programs that teach: Scratch LEGO Education products SPHERO 3D printing VEX robotics drone building

CoderDojo- Northfield

 ages 6 – 17 A free, open-ended environment for young people to learn to code. Open to all skill levels. Bring your own computer or other equipment, or use one of theirs.

Coder Dojo

Ages 8-17 Youth under 13 must have a parent present for entire event. CoderDojo provides free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming and introducing kids to coding. CoderDojo Twin Cities welcomes all interested kids ages 8 to 17 and will work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer [...]

Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Twin Cities, ages 12-19 A space for teens to use new technologies with help from other teens and adult mentors, and then share their work with other teens across the globe through the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. Technology and multimedia tools are available for music and video production, interactive programming, digital photography, graphic design, and much [...]

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Minnesota State
IT Center of Excellence 

Midway Center
1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul

St. Paul, MN 55108

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The ITCOE is part of the Minnesota State College System, and is hosted by Metropolitan State University


What is a Center of Excellence?

A COE is a dedicated team that works close with industry and educators to attract students to, and prepares students for, high demand industries in Minnesota that face workforce shortages currently and in the future.