(Pictured  l-r: Jennifer, Kadija, Aidris and Lizbeth) 

Computing Career Corps is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services and is designed to introduce high school students to a variety of technology skills while at the same time exploring technology career pathways.

The 2021 program took place online, was highly interactive and included a mix of online instruction, guided activities with peers and individual work time. Computing Career Corps ran February through May with students attending the program one night a week. 

Students who completed 80% or more of the virtual tech challenges and online instruction qualified to earn a new laptop! The tech challenges ranged from computer hardware to career readiness. 

Jennifer is a Sophomore at Westland High School and plans to use her new laptop for school. She explained, “I’m so proud of the work I completed to earn my new laptop!”

Kadija is a Sophomore at Northland High School and really enjoyed the conversations with theother students and instructors during the virtual sessions. She explained, “At this point, I’m thinking about medicine or real estate and I can see how what I learned in Computing Career Corps could help me in those fields.”

Aidris is a Sophomore at Horizon Science Academy and hopes to become a software engineer. He shared, “I really enjoyed the challenges because they challenged me to work harder and learn more.”

Lizbeth is a Junior at Reynoldsburg High School-Summit East campus. She said, “I liked how the instructors took the time to explain difficult concepts.” Lizbeth plans to continue in technology and hopes to work in tech support after graduation.

Congratulations to all of the students who successfully completed the program.