This is how your resume could look after Techccelerator:
Guided by a UVic Computer Science Student Mentor, and supported by Industry Experts, you and a team of 3-4 other students will design, code, and deploy a full-stack application centered around a given theme.
High-school students, or home-learners, in Grade 9-12 living & studying in British Columbia, Canada, who have an interest in learning through/about technology. Must also be committed to cultivating a positive, safe, & inclusive learning environment for everyone in accordance with our Core Values & Code of Conduct.
We will accept a maximum of 24 students per cohort.
No coding experience is required. We ask for this on the application so we can organize teams effectively, but your level of experience will not impact our decision. Everyone completes a Pre-Techccelerator course beforehand to gain the necessary skills.
Once you have been accepted into a cohort, you will be sent a link to complete a short course that will walk you through building a fun personal website, and teach you all the technical skills you need to know to be successful in the program.
We start each day with a standup (Agile) which gives every team a chance to share their progress. Then, one of our mentors will give a lesson on the subject of the day, for example, Database Design. After that, you will join a breakout room with your team and mentor and work to meet the goal of the session.
Due to ongoing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Techccelerator will be virtual, hosted in real-time on Zoom and using a collection of digital tools.
You will need a computer that has a relatively recent OS. Mac, Windows, and Linux are all acceptable. Your computer must also have a webcam and microphone so you can fully participate. Accepted students will complete a Pre-Techccelerator course, which will walk you through installing the (free) software you need to do the program.
The number and size of cohorts will be determined based on the number of applications we receive.
August 1st to 5th | Monday to Friday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Internships are an invaluable learning experience, and give a competitive edge on your resume and future job applications. Plus, you get paid! Our past interns have worked at Dyspatch.io, Coast Capital Innovation Centre and more. Internships are full-time from July-August. We do not guarantee that any student will get an internship, but we continuously work with our industry partners to find such opportunities and students that would be a good fit.
The cost of the program is $400 (CAD) per student. However, we offer some scholarships for students that need it. Please contact us after you have been accepted if you require financial support.
There is no application fee.
Applications for Techccelerator 2022 are now open! You can apply here.
The application consists of some short answer questions to help us get to know you, then you will need to send us your most recent resume and a reference note from a teacher, coach, or another non-familial adult.
Applications end on May 6th so make sure to complete your application as soon as possible!
We are looking for students who are self-motivated, hardworking, and are prepared to fully engage in the program. The short answer questions are your chance to help us get to know you, and show us why you would be a good fit for the program.
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