Pittsburgh’s Rec2Tech initiative to prepare youth for embracing technology

Pittsburgh’s initiative Rec2Tech is designed to integrate technology training into 5 out of 10 city recreation centers for one week. The main purpose of this initiative is to bridge the digital divide and provide free resources to get children interested in STEM fields.

According to the city’s authorities, Pittsburgh’s youth must be prepared to embrace the demand of high-tech jobs from the future and local resources can be utilized to provide them with more learning opportunities. Around 200 beneficiaries are expected to participate on the offered activities and later a resource fair for youth will take place to showcase the work created.

The initiative, organized by the mayor’s office, the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Innovation and Performance and The Sprout Fund, is intended to support children to enhance their creativity and solve practical problems through technology.

Additional Sources: State Scoop