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IT is it! Discover why Tech is fun, rewarding, dynamic, creative, challenging and very cool.
A vetted list of technology ‘experience’ providers who offer K-12 students, parents, and teachers a wide array of free and inexpensive ways to explore the IT world.
The IT Discovery Network exists because future IT talent begins when technology, curiosity, and fun are given the chance to flourish through experimentation. The ultimate goal is to support students and give them resources to make informed decisions about their future learning and career options by creating opportunities for kids to team up with peers to learn new computing skills and also engage with technology professionals who love what they do.
We want to inspire youth to become our next, best Minnesota-grown technology talent.
Resources for student opportunities to learn computing skills and engage with technology professionals.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data about computer and information technology occupations.
Museum offering summer camps and other activities to make engineering fun.
Resources For Girls – Technovation
An in depth list of opportunities in technology for girls
Minnesota State I.T. Center of Excellence
Part of the Minnesota State College System consisting of many ways for younger Minnesotans to learn more about future IT career opportunities.
Educators , Female Focused , Free , High School , Middle School , Statewide , Twin Cities Metro , Virtual
Minnesota State I.T. Careers
A place to research IT careers, education, and jobs
A place for young people to explore and create technology.
CoderDojo provides free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming.
Opportunities for youth to engage in coding activities.
Best Buy Teen Tech Center
A free, learning space where young people can use technology and work with adult mentors.
BDPA is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for minority youth and professionals in the IT industry.
Robotics and coding classes run through Community Ed programs in Minnesota.