Syracuse, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Webucator is offering a Web Development Program to seven qualifying homeschooling teenagers (13-19 years old) in New York with the goal of demonstrating that its self-paced, instructor-supported courses provide a great way for kids to learn how to program.
"Webucator sees the great need for our country to grow the skill set of our upcoming workforce to remain competitive in the world. We feel that engaging young students in web development technologies at an early age will help in this goal. We're really excited to kick off this initial pilot program with home-schooled students throughout New York State,” says Dave Dunn, Webucator’s CEO. “If it’s successful, we will roll it out to other states across the country.”
The complete program will require about 104 hours of work, or 4 hours per week for 26 weeks (though students can complete the courses at their own pace).
Interested students should apply at http://bit.ly/webdevprogram before March 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET. The seven students will be selected by March 10, 2014 and the six-month program will begin March 31, 2014.
The program includes the following courses:
The Web Development program begins with an Introduction to HTML training course (16 hours), which assumes no prior knowledge of web programming. The course begins with an introduction to web technologies and then provides a comprehensive overview of HTML.
In the second course in the program, Introduction to CSS training (16 hours), students will learn to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to add style and formatting to web pages.
In the fourth course in the program, Introduction to SQL training (16 hours), students will learn to query a database using SQL.
In the fifth and final course in the program, Introduction to PHP training (32 hours), students will learn to create database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL or the database of their choice.
Webucator has been providing onsite, live online and self-paced training to corporations and universities for more than 10 years. It has trained more than 40,000 students at more than 12,000 different organizations. Webucator is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS), an R.E.P. with the Project Management Institute, and has a GSA contract. Learn more at http://www.webucator.com.