Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

— A Charlotte-based youth technology program is using e-sports to help teens learn computer programming.

Youth Technology Apprenticeship Camp or YTAC is seeking high school students and recent graduates for this year’s virtual program. The program recently expanded to include more than 10 cities, including Raleigh.

The three-week course uses e-sports to motivate high school students in STEM education. The free program is open to those ages 14 to 18 years old.

During the course, students will hear from professional e-sports competitors, the CIA and Google.

Students can sign up for the program online on the Stiegler EdTech website. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 13.

Organizers say past participants have gone on to receive paid internships at major companies and event jobs starting at $55,000 a year.

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