East Campus Students Mentor Lake Nona Middle School Coding Club

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From left to right: Students Pandeli Zi, Luis Padron, Mandy Schmidt and Christian Paredes

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses

Valencia’s East Campus Technology Club recently partnered with the Lake Nona Middle School Sixth Grade Coding Club to demonstrate the latest in information technology. Valencia students mentored and assisted with programming, animation and Web design on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Jerry Hensel, professor of computer programming/analysis, noted that this collaboration provided a wonderful learning opportunity for all.

“This is a great opportunity for Valencia students to get real world experience through mentoring, especially since most employers like to see some type of work experience from prospective employees,” said Jerry. ”This experience has provided East Campus IT students with valuable life lessons and the opportunity to work with area youth.”

The Technology Club plans to continue its volunteer partnership with Lake Nona Middle School in the coming semester, as Valencia students are earning volunteer hours.

1 Comment

  • Michelle Foster said:

    Great job Jerry! I know Mrs. Morris really appreciates the work you and your students are doing in support of the Lake Nona Coding Club. Nice job!

    PMFri, 04 Dec 2015 22:30:14 +0000Fri, 04 Dec 2015 22:30:14 +0000pm15,10:30 pm

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