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BDPA Detroit High School Competition (HSCC) Camp



BDPA Detroit Chapter is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization comprised of professionals working in the IT industry or anyone having an interest in information technology. BDPA Detroit is a local chapter of a National organization that has over 40 Chapters nationwide. Our membership is diverse that includes IT managers, executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, project managers, developers, network engineers, programmers, web developers, instructors and students.   


BDPA Detroit Chapter has a tradition of "Closing the Gap in Information Technology”. The HSCC (High School Computer Competition) program is conducted in more than 40 chapters across the US annually training grades 9 through 11 students. The training consists of computer and presentation skills and web application programming.


We are in need of IT Trainers. This is a volunteer position.  Trainers are eligible for PMI PDU’s toward PMI re-certification or obtaining PMI certification.   The IT volunteers must be able to train high school students. Classes are held on Saturdays beginning the first Saturday in February until mid-July.  The volunteer should have experience in some (but not all) of the following technologies:


  • PHP
  • CSS 3
  • HTML 5
  • Responsive Web Design


The HSCC course is designed to be an introduction to open-source web application development and engineering in general. Students will learn how to design the user interface of web applications using mobile-responsive techniques and also learn how to display and store information from a database within the application using server-side programming.  Participating students will receive quality instruction in basic programming concepts using the Java programming language, web page design using HTML, database design and various topics in career development. These are skills that will prove valuable and can immediately be put to practical use. This will give students the opportunity to gain a 360-degree view of how a web application functions. 


Over the past 40 years, the BDPA program curriculum has educated and trained over 30,000 students. The HSCC camp has enabled students to develop life skills, improve academic performance and improve work maturity. BDPA members volunteer as trainers, instructors, tutors, and mentors who use the curriculum contextually as part of an on-the-job career and life planning process. This dynamic program links the youth to school-to-work and other yearlong efforts such as career awareness and exploration objectives.


At the end of the training cycle, qualified students will be selected to participate in the BDPA National HSCC (High School Computer Competition) competition which will be held during the Annual BDPA National Conference. High school students of BDPA chapters from across the country will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned, to network with other high school students and to meet representatives from some of the top companies in the information technology industry.




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