Project Pivot, an intensive coding class for high school students, just wrapped up at Top Floor, Martha O’Bryan’s Academic Student Union at Stratford STEM Magnet School. We caught up with Project Pivot Chief People Officer, Tabitha Mundy, to learn more.
As part of Project Pivot, students Sean and Caila learn to code with donated laptops.
“The youth at Top Floor have the aptitude and they are shining stars. In fact, Top Floor students exceeded our expectations,” says Mundy. Student interest and participation was so high, the class was extended from 45 minutes to a full hour. Mundy went on to say, “This partnership with Martha O’Bryan has been excellent.”
Throughout the course, students learned coding using Java. On the final day, each of them received a certificate of completion and a free career-focused book followed by a pizza party.
Project Pivot instructor, Barbara Evans (left) with CPO, Tabitha Mundy (right).
When talking next steps for these students and others, CPO Mundy offered plenty of options, “We plan to do a coding camp this summer as well as a gaming competition in the 4th quarter this year.” As for this graduating class, she then added, “We will work hard with any students showing interest to get internships for them.”
Congratulations to the first Top Floor graduating class in Project Pivot! You are to be commended for completing this advanced computer coding course. We would like to thank Tabitha Mundy and the Project Pivot team for this amazing opportunity for our students.