IT 4 KIDS, a Small Dunedin business offering tuition in programming, web design and game development for students, announces it is opening for 2012, and has launched a variety of events and give-aways.
“We're Hosting 2 open days - On Friday 10th of February from 3 - 8 and Saturday 11 February from 10 – 4 - to show people our projects and the technology.” IT 4 KIDS Founder Jarred Salmon announced.
“On the Friday we'll be having ZM thunder in to run a competition for free tuition for an entire term.” He continued, “And we're also offering the first lesson completely free to any new student, as well as lowering our lesson price by 25% this year.”
When asked why they were launching such an extensive campaign right off the bat, Jarred explained “We wanted a good kick-start into the year.”
“IT skills are great for day to day, job prospects in any field, and even for personal creative projects. We hope to give Students the practical skills and understanding to use IT and programming for their own aims: we'd only feel we're doing it right if they're enthusiastic to come back on their own terms. So a free lesson is both a great promotional opportunity, and a good test for ourselves.”
Lessons are 90 minutes per week, for a whole school term. Students complete one project per term. Projects are rotated so students can attend multiple terms and always get something different. Usually students would attend three to four terms in a beginner class moving up to an advanced class after.
IT 4 KIDS is an official part of the NZTA. It is aimed at intermediate and high school students, with beginner and advanced classes, at a rate of $30 per 90 minute lesson.