Jeri Fan, a 12-year-old high school student at Oakridge Secondary School in London, is participating in a digital internship with Apple. On Thursday, April 27, 2022, co-worker Martha McIntosh helped Fan with her work. (The London Free Press / Mike Hensen) An Oakridge high school girl is “delighted” to be offered a job in her future through an exam program offered by Apple and her school board, after being frustrated by the lack of jobs. collaboration in computer science.
While many interns need a tertiary education program and there are few opportunities for undergraduates, offered by Apple Education allows high school students to develop an application in a virtual collaboration program a – something that a dream came true for a 12th grade Jeri Fan student. “There is no one in my family or friends at this point. I really wanted to try it myself, but it was very difficult to find jobs related to computer technology in London, ”said Fan, who plans to study computer science at a university. “It’s a world where you actually code and do things related to computer technology. You get to do cool stuff, hard core things like programming and software development.
Laura Briscoe, an innovative training coordinator with the Thames Valley District School Committee, said Fan is part of a driving program that aims to “bring real-world experiences into education.” The program began in February and has four students. “For a pilot we want students who are passionate about computer technology and coding to give them opportunity and exposure,” he said. It does not matter where you live and if you do not have access to people (worlds). This will open the doors. You can be in Aylmer or Woodstock or anywhere.
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