K-12 Education

Even with almost 125,000 college and university students in Middle Tennessee, less than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students graduate in tech-related majors in our local colleges and universities. We are focused on increasing those numbers each year through directed outreach and technology programs with students as young as third grade. The work needs to start early to get kids interested in tech and future tech careers if they are going to be interested in filling those college program seats.

It is critical for the NTCF and our partners to provide students with the context for the technology careers available in Middle Tennessee.

The NTC seeks to engage students in Middle Tennessee to promote technology jobs through summer camps, job shadow opportunities, classroom activities with volunteers from local technology companies, local career fairs, technology after-school programs, and promoting computer science week each December.

Opportunities include:

Summer Tech Camps

The NTC Summer Technology Camps allow students to learn basic technology concepts. Our curriculum immerses kids in an engaging, real-world environment in which they are challenged to create with code. By giving students the resources needed for success, we hope they will become leaders of the high-tech workforce.

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Traveling Tech Days

The NTC brings groups of students to local businesses & college campuses to learn more about careers and education in the field of technology for our Traveling Tech Days. Every year, we connect 100s of students with the tech industry.

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Tech Lending Library

The Tech Lending Library is a free resource available to local schools and nonprofits to borrow devices and robotics to support tech education from a young age.

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Hour of Code

Each December, the NTC partners schools with local technology professionals each year during Computer Science Week to participate in the global movement, Hour of Code.

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