Programs enable youth to be up to date in the ever changing technology world as well as to adjust and adapt technology as part of their life style and potential careers.
Skill Tech I & IISBGC offers the Skill Tech: Basic Training and Skill Tech II programs to members of all ages and technical abilities. In Skill Tech: Basic Training members learn how to use various Microsoft software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Digital Image Pro through animated lessons and instructor-led group activities. Skill Tech II features three modules for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Participants learn about hardware identification and installation, networking and technology-related careers. The Skill Tech programs, available at www.myclubmylife.com, are a part of Club Tech's mission to prepare America's youth for success in school and the 21st Century workforce.
NetSmartzNetSmartz teaches Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals in three age-appropriate modules: Clicky's Web World (for ages 6 to 7); NetSmartz Rules (for ages 8 to 12); and I-360 (for ages 13 to 18). Topics include personal safety, shopping safety and ethical use of the Internet. To learn more, youth ages 12 and younger can go directly to www.netsmartzkids.org; while teens, parents and can learn about Internet safety at www.netsmartz.org. BGCA collaborated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to develop NetSmartz. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Club Tech Digital Arts Suite and FestivalsClub Tech's suite of self-directed digital arts courseware consists of Web Tech (Web page design), Design Tech (graphic design), Photo Tech (photo illustration) and Music Tech. Movie Tech contains detailed instructor materials for teaching members to write screenplays and facilitating the hands-on process of filming and editing digital movies.
Once Club members have participated in these programs, they can submit their digital artwork to the annual Club Tech Digital Arts Festival competitions. The festival celebrates Club members' creativity in five areas – Web design, graphic design, photo illustration, music composition and movie making – and provides Club members with recognition at the local, regional and national levels.