December 3, 2015
Contact: Colene McEntee, Public Affairs Coordinator, 636-949-1864, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri - Special activities to commemorate "Hour of Code" Week and promote computer science careers and training opportunities will be held from Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11 at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County, 212 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters.
Hour of Code is an international movement started 2013 to promote the understanding, appreciation, and pursuit of computer sciences in the ever-changing global economy of 21st century.
Special activities at the Missouri Job Center during Hour of Code Week will include:
• Reserved computer lab for Hour of Code online tutorials all week long.
• "Intro to Coding Workshop" - a free 90-minute class facilitated by St. Charles Community College. Come learn how to input data, perform calculations, output your results, draw basic shapes, make your computer do what you want it to do and more! Workshops are 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, Dec. 7 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.
• "IT Training & Job Fair" from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Growing list of participating employers and trainers include Enterprise Holdings, ESRI, OPO Startups, Pearl Solutions Group, St. Charles County Department of Information Systems, Ungerboeck Systems International, Lindenwood University, New Horizons, Ranken Technical College, St. Charles Community College, UMSL and Webster University.
Hour of Code is supported by Amazon, Apple, Boys and Girls Club of America, the College Board and Microsoft. Find out more at https://hourofcode.com/us.
For more information about Hour of Code Week at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County, please call 636-255-6060, ext. 5275.