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New STEAM Innovative Club Launching at WKCTC Beginning September 10

Beginning September 10, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is launching its new Junior STEAM Innovative Club, an eight-week program that offers students ages nine to thirteen the chance to learn basic coding and computer programming.

The Junior STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Innovative Club will be held in the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center from 4 5:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays between September December.
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 15 and 29
  • November 5 and 19
  • December 3 and17
Students will learn basic coding and programming skills through tynker.com, a website that offers interactive courses for children to learn programming at their own pace at home as well as a grade based school curriculum. Students will also learn to use a computer program called Scratch that can help them start to think creatively, reason systemically and work collaboratively. Participants can develop fundamental skills for creating their own interactive stories, games and animations.

Its so important to offer programs like this to students so they can learn skills that can help them build an interest in choosing a future career in the STEAM fields, said Bill Kunnecke, WKCTC program director of the STEAM Initiative.

The Junior STEAM Innovative Club is limited to the first 20 students who sign up. The cost for the eight-week program is $80, which includes a snack served at each meeting.

Visit http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/course/course.aspx?C=739amp;pc=29amp;mc=amp;sc= or call (270) 534-3335 to register or request more information.