Daytona Beach, fla — My School Tech Hub (MSTH) and the Volusia County–UCF Business Incubator continue with their mission to bridge the technology skills gap by bringing to local students coding, robotics and rapid prototyping classes in a fun and interactive atmosphere.
For the second consecutive year, MSTH and the Incubator partnered with the Volusia-Flagler YMCA to bring technology education to K-12 students. This year, another partner organization joined forces – Lourdes Academy Catholic School – where classes have been a huge success. Lourdes Academy educates students through 8th grade with a balance of academics, religion and special subjects to prepare them for high school and college.
Kunj Patel a graduate of Embry Riddle and Director of Education at My School Tech Hub, said. “More than a hundred middle school students have been educated in STEM education this summer.
Students have learned about Coding, Aquaponics, Robotics, and 3D printing and it has been a big success with 62 percent returning students indicating they along with their parents were very pleased with the weekly classes.”
The company hopes to reach beyond the summer to introduce its innovative program to public schools locally as a tech after school program. The acceptance and success of MSTH and its approach to delivering high energy and high impact experiences to its students can accelerate opportunities to roll out the program to all schools and partner organizations throughout the state.
Connie Bernal, Associate Director / Site Manager of the Volusia County-UCF Business Incubator, which supports and mentors startup businesses, says “Deploying technology education to K-12 will improve the quality of our local workforce and ignite added employment and investment that can result in increasing wages. MSTH is already paying to its employees up to 60 percent more than the average wages in the US. The company is accepting applications from educators to add to its highly-qualified leadership.” Bernal said.
In addition to tech after school programs additional subjects can be introduced into the schools such as 3D Modeling, MakerLab set up and consultation, tech faculty training and tech private tutoring.
“We look forward to collaborating with parents, educators and key stakeholders locally and around the state to further customize the program to ensure students in Volusia County and beyond can further their education in this high demand space. Said Patel
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For more information about this release, please contact:
Kunj Patel, Director of Education My School Tech Hub, info@Myschooltechhub.com
Connie Bernal, Associate Director / Site Manager Volusia County-UCF Business Incubator, 386-872-3100; email@example.com
Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the UCF Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.