10-28, 09:15–10:00 (US/Central), Alumni Theater
The Digital Architects of Tomorrow: The Crucial Role of High School Graduates in Information Technology - High school and college kids are a demographic that has amazing raw talent that we will lose if we don't engage them.
This will be a talk on the importance of giving this younger generation a chance out of high school. I have such talent and no one seems to get past the "all eighteen year olds are lazy" mentality. I'm teaching college classes as well now and there's yet another talent pool that no one pulls from. These kids are the next generation and if we don't engage them they will be lost and who will fill our shoes.
I will hopefully open the minds of the audience to thinking outside societies' norm about these kids. They have amazing raw talent and can be molded into whatever role is needed. Most of them come from below the poverty line in a very rural area and they are hungry to have a better life.
Information Technology instructor at Eden Career Technical Center, St. Clair County Schools