BDPA Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) High School Computer Competition Training Program

BDPA's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) – High School Computer Competition Training Program is a series of hands-on training sessions in computer and web development fundamentals that culminates with select teams traveling to the National High School Computer Competition held in conjunction with the National BDPA conference.  Students from across the country match IT skills, competing for college scholarships.  The HSCC training program is an opportunity for teams of high school students from BDPA chapters across the nation to compete for scholarships and to network with IT leaders affiliated with the BDPA organization.  HSCC is the pride and joy of BDPA; it's the opportunity to give our high school students opportunities in IT that are not available in public education arenas.

This IT Course provides a unique environment where students develop information technology skills, improve their communication skills, and learn to problem solve as part of a team.  Students will learn to design, code, document, test, and present a finished web application project to a team of judges.  This course will teach fundamentals of computer hardware and software, web application development, professional presentation, problem solving skills and teamwork.  In addition, students are required to present their work to a panel of judges, teaching valuable communication skills and improving self esteem.  These talents are important to ensuring our youth's success in any vocation they choose.  These are the fundamentals that our nation's youth need to compete in a global marketplace.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Glenda
Last Name: 
Chappell
Title: 
Education Committee Chair
Email: 
gchapp@cox.net
Location: 
P. O. Box 74084
Baton Rouge, LA 70874
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
1986
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Girls served annually: 
5
Boys served annually: 
5
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Program Director
Location: 
P. O. Box 74084
United States
Slug: 
bdpa-student-information-technology-education-scholarship-sites-high-school-computer-competition-training-program
Needed Resources/Activities
boys interested in STEM
computer access
computer technology support
conferences
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
professional development
research
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Available Resources/Activities
conferences
evaluation/assessment services
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
employers
high school
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single parents
teachers
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Collaboration Interests
joint event planning
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
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