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Youth Technology Camp

The BDPA Annual National Youth Technology Camp (YTC) provides interactive, hands-on workshops, seminars, and activities for high school students seeking to gain valuable exposure in leading edge technology topics. This event gives students the opportunity to network with young entrepreneurs, and other youths from around the country who are pursuing academic and professional futures in the computer technology industry. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in a technology camp specifically tailored to meet the needs of today's Youth!

The YTC is held in conjunction with the BDPA National Technology Conference. This is a three-day event held daily from 8:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday thru Friday. On Friday, the campers will take an offsite tour to a high tech company or university to introduce the students to new skills that will empower them to take control of their future.

Each student's projects will be judged in two major categories and four sub-categories. The competition and showcase are open to high school and college students. Their projects will be assessed by a panel of judges prior to the conference. Monetary awards sponsored by State Farm will be given to the top high school and college participants. The awards will be presented at the awards presentation during the 2016 National BDPA Technology Conference Banquet Ceremony. Each participant will be recognized with a Certificate of Participation for their effort.

YTC Students

The camp's registration fee is $250.00 which includes:
  • Three-days of hands on technical workshops and skills development activities
  • A resume upon completion of the camp
  • Participate for prizes in the Technology Quiz Bowl and CIO Challenge
  • Attend the Information Technology Showcase
  • Network with potential employers
  • Event bag & promotional items
  • Offsite activity /tour
  • Meeting other outstanding high school students from across the country

Workshops and Seminars

Cover four areas

Emerging Technology

Example Workshops:
Wireless, Biometrics, Digital Imaging, Video Production, and Security

Professional Development

Example Workshops:
Internships, Information on Careers in IT, Youth Entrepreneurship, Networking Computers, Software Development, and Building a Computer

Academic Enhancement

Example Workshops:
College Selection and Scholarships, SAT/ACT Preparation, and Lifelong Learning Skills

Personal Development

Example Workshops:
Managing Money, Etiquette and Verbal Presentation skills



Campus Tour

Example Activities:
Visit universities or engineering or technology labs, while learning more about preparing for college

High Tech Tour

Example Activities:
Learn of Emerging Technologies at local high tech companies

The BDPA Corporate Sponsorship Program offers corporations an opportunity to partner with BDPA to meet corporate goals and objectives for recruiting, employee development, and philanthropic endeavors. For more details contact the Youth Technology Camp Delivery Manager at YTC@bdpa.org.

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