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Camp provides summer of learning for High School students

Posted at 9:07 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:07:01-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The AIM Institute and Seventy Five North have teamed up to help increase the number of minority youth exposed to technology, specifically in the North Omaha area.

The seven-week Highlander Code Camp will provide approximately 12 high school students who live, or go to school in North Omaha the opportunity to learn website development, collaboration, employment, and life skills. Students will gain exposure to Omaha business leaders to help inspire and motivate future careers in technology. the Highlander Code Camp was created to help close diversity and skill gaps.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, while the tech sector is associated with a growing number of industries and occupations in the United State, minorities including African-Americans, Hispanics, and women are underrepresented compared to the overall private industry.

3 News Now reporter Alexa Reye was at a STEM event put on by the AIM institute at Wakonda Elementary School earlier this month.