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Adult Ed students learning to code computer programs

An Hour of Code, A lifetime of Skills

Adult Ed students learning to code computer programsThis week The Tutorial Center-Bennington is participating in the international “Hour of Code 2017”, a weeklong worldwide celebration of computer science. Our activities are one of 138,441 registered global events occurring under this theme!

Our adult ed students are completing one-hour hands-on lessons in computer coding—designed to demystify coding and build enthusiasm for learning computer programming skills. Students show here are coding the steps to write a computer program. (Also known to many of you as rockin’ Minecraft!)

Students receive a Certificate of Completion for demonstrating an understanding of the basic concepts of Computer Science. Learning. It’s Everywhere.

Hour of Code Activities adult ed students participate in #hourofcode 2017

YAP! Youth Agriculture Project

TTC Receives $63,676 funding from VT Dept of Labor to support this summer’s Youth Agriculture Project

YAP! Youth Agriculture ProjectVermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced recently that The Tutorial Center will receive $63,676 in funding support to conduct its Youth Agriculture Project during the summer of 2014, as part of the Vermont Dept. of Labor’s Summer Employment Opportunity program. The funds will partially support the operating cost of the Youth Agriculture Project and provide wages for participating youth.

“Providing workplace experience for young Vermonters helps them make smart academic and career choices, gives them a foot in the door to some of the best companies across the state that are hiring, and helps keep them here in Vermont after graduation,” Gov. Shumlin said.

“Involving students in the workplace builds their confidence, their career awareness, and their future marketable skills,” agreed Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.