Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but coding is the new literacy: with the majority of stable and well-paying jobs already requiring some form of competence with the computer, it’s more important than ever that youth be exposed to the field. That’s where a company like BrainStation is trying to help.
On Tuesday, the Toronto-based coding academy, along with AOL Canada and Deloitte Digital, announced the launch of BrainStation Academy. This month long program will see some 150 Canadian high school students go through a modified version of BrainStation’s coding curriculum.
Starting on August 1st and scheduled to run in Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo, each and every student that takes part in the summer camp will have their way paid through by one of BrainStation’s funding partners. According to the company, the program is the first of its kind in Canada.
In a statement issued to BetaKit, Jason Field, one of the co-founders of BrainStation, said, “BrainStation Academy goes beyond teaching students to write lines of code. We are creating an in-class experience that imbues youth with a passion for technology.”
More information on the BrainStation Academy can be found on the company’s website.
In January, BrainStation was acquired by the Konrad Group, a Toronto-based digital consulting firm that counts the CBC, Nestle and SalesForce among its clients.