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Monday , 28 September 2020

Two Hills school receives funding for tech training

Two Hills School will be receiving funding to promote deep tech learning in its students which will be awarded through a multimodal learning program Callysto.

Callysto funds activities that support building coding and computational thinking skills among Grades 5-12 students and is part of a two-year joint partnership between the federal government and technology companies.

The school will work with the program to provide teachers and students with approachable digital literacy learning opportunities, with a long-term goal of helping students build skills in these areas so they can in turn create further learning opportunities for the community.

It is predicted that Alberta will soon see an influx of digital-based jobs such as interactive media, connected healthcare, and aerospace sectors.

Employment within the digital world is now nearly triple that of nearly all other job prospects and that is expected to increase.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.