TechLaunch @ FVI summer bootcamps to teach coding to 120 low-income Miami youths

Author:  Gabriela Polanco
Eligible students earn a $300 stipend for completion of the program and an additional $200 for obtaining an industry credential

MIAMI (June 13, 2017) TechLaunch @ FVI has partnered with CareerSource South Florida to host two six-week Cybersecurity and Game Development summer tech bootcamps for youth between the ages of 15-22. Eligible students will earn a $300 stipend for completion of the program and an additional $200 for obtaining an industry credential.

The six bootcamps TechLaunch @ FVI is running will teach about 120 students, which is 30 percent of the 400 total students CareerSource has sponsored. TechLaunch @ FVI is teaching at Miami Norland High SchoolHomestead Senior High School, and Big Brother Big Sister TechHire.Miami Center.

Higher profile coding bootcamps traditionally attract more affluent students and fewer minority students, said Arnie Girnun, Chief Success Officer at TechLaunch @ FVI and Co-Chair of bootcamp partner, TechHire.Miami.

“The goal of the TechLaunch @FVI Summer Bootcamps is to create a spark in the minds of minorities and low-income students that wouldn’t normally see themselves in tech,” Girnun said. “These students have all the ability, but often aren’t aware of the opportunity and how learning to write code for games and other uses can increase their income and change their lives.”

To schedule an interview with Girnun, or get more information, please contact Gabriela Polanco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (786) 327-2180.

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