Host an Industry Immersion

During school holidays learners Code4CT connects young coders to local tech companies where they spend 4-5 days working on a code project under the supervision of a Code Coach. The intention is that these aspiring young coders are exposed to the work environment and gain experience in a professional work setting. They will be given a project to work on during their time with you.

How are the learners prepared?

They attend coding classes every second Saturday. (Which group is matched to your company will depend on their skill level. You will be briefed prior to the Immersion as to their skill level).
They attend a training session prior to Industry Immersions to learn how to behave in a professional setting.
They receive a project brief prior to the Industry Immersion.
Junior groups are matched with a senior girl who joins them on the first and last day of the Industry Immersion.

What does this require of your organisation?

Allow 3 or more learners to visit your company Monday-Thursday during a school holiday week.
Provide a minimum of one laptop per 3 learners and a space for them to work in, as well as lunch.
Introduce them to your organisation and share any day to day activities/ aspects of interest that could assist them in their professional development (e.g. team stand up, team presentations/ strat sessions, lunch dates with team members beyond Code Coaches).
Assign a Code Coach who can assist the learners with their project (a developer who has Javascript skills). Code Coaches consult with learners on a Code Project for a minimum of 2-3 x 30min sessions per day. The project is assigned by Code4CT and forms part of the learners’ curriculum.
Assign one person as their point of contact, to manage logistics.
Code Coaches attend a brief training held by Code4CT prior to the immersion week.
We invite you to attend a showcase of learners’ work on the Friday of the immersion week where learners will showcase the work you helped them create. This is a special moment to celebrate the hard work and enthusiasm of our learners!

2018 Industry Immersion Dates:

  • 26 – 30 March
  • 2 – 6 April
  • 25 – 29 June
  • 2 – 6 July
  • 9 – 13 July
  • 1 – 5 October
  • 10 – 14 December

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