The Macomb County Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service offers a summer-time basic computer class for youth, based on the fact that there is a growing demand for high-paying computer-science jobs.
Young people ages 12-16 can take advantage of a free program called 4-H Clovers CODE (Creating Opportunities Designed for Everyone) from 3:30 to 5:30 pm July 19, 20 and 21 at Cairns Community Center, 58 Orchard St. , at Mount Clemens.
The free program will introduce the basic components of computer science and encourage participants to continue pursuing computer science in the future, according to officials. Teachers will use Apple iPads, other devices and the Everyone Can Code curriculum to create a compelling educational experience for exploring basic coding languages and experimenting with robotics, officials said. Coding experience is not required for participants. Skills such as leadership and communication are included within the activities, as well, according to a release.
Interested individuals must pre -register at events.anr.msu.edu/cloverscode/. Those who want to learn more about the 4-H Clovers CODE sessions can reach Macomb County MSU Extension AmeriCorps member Sienna Prideaux at email@example.com.