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Free summer-tech program offered to students

By Rachel Goings

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Students 15 years and older who are interested in exploring careers in technology are invited to join the Tech-Career Exploration Summer Institute (TESI) beginning June 12, 2023.

TESI is a free two-week summer institute sponsored by Plumas Charter School, Plumas Unified School District, F1 Technology and local information and communications technology businesses. The program is hosted at Feather River College and provides high school students the opportunity to explore their interest in technology and includes instruction and job-shadow experiences.

TESI will introduce and develop skills to equip students to enter into careers in the local IT industry by engaging in IT fundamentals as well as gain insights into this sector through site visits including; Plumas County IT Services, Plumas Bank, Plumas District Hospital, Bullet Technologies and Sierra Pacific Industries. At the end of the two-week institute, students will develop professional workplace skills and knowledge to apply to their resumes.

“Technology touches every aspect of our daily lives,” said lead instructor Steve Hill. He explained that during the sessions, students will have opportunities to learn core aspects of tech including but not limited to; databases, cell phone apps, what makes computers tick, basic programming, websites and security. “With online laboratories and fun quizzes, it’s an opportunity for students to learn and discover where their future may lie with a technology-based career,” he said.

Hill is the president of AIQ Systems, a world leader in artificial intelligent trading software and education for the professional and individual stock and options traders. He is a Meadow Valley resident and is involved in the community as Board President of Plumas Charter School, Co-chair of youth services at Quincy Rotary and a DJ at KQNY 91.9FM in Quincy.

TESI applications are due by May 30. For more information and to register, visit the TESI website. You can also direct questions to Steve Hill at [email protected]

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