Campbell, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
iD Tech Camps, the leader in summer technology education, has launched a series of free educational eBooks on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. One of the first eBooks, “10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Software Engineer,” details a learning path for students interested in becoming software engineers.
The “10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Software Engineer” eBook is a free resource for all students, regardless of whether or not they attend iD programs. The goal of the entire eBook series is to introduce students to future technology careers, which, at projected 17% growth between 2008 and 2018, are fast becoming the most stable and lucrative jobs available.
The ten steps range from immediate action items such as learning specific coding languages to long term goals such as attending a university with a strong Computer Science program. One big emphasis is on hands-on programming. The book strongly encourages students to experiment and put their programming to practical use by creating websites, simple games, timers, etc. Meant for students as young as seven, the age at which kids can start taking programming classes at iD Tech, the eBook also contains useful tips on how to build a portfolio and get ready for college applications.
The resource is available in an online iD Library, along with other eBooks on career options such as game design, filmmaking, and robotics. If students are hooked and wish to pursue the steps to becoming a software engineer, iD also offers specific course recommendations from their range of summer technology programs.
Check out the “10 Steps to Becoming a Software Engineer” eBook at internalDrive.com, in addition to the rest of the series on post-camp careers, including “10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Designer” and “10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Game Designer.”
ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS AND iD TEEN ACADEMIES
iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies engage students in STEM education with computer camps held at 60 prestigious universities nationwide. Learn how to make iPhone® apps, how to create your own video game, how to model 3D animations with Autodesk® Maya®, how to build a website with Flash®, and more. Sessions are weeklong, day and overnight for students ages 7-18. Learn essential technology skills in small classes while attending sessions held at universities such as Stanford, UCLA, Princeton, and more. Teens preparing for college can build online portfolios and explore future career paths at iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy. Visit http://www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for more information.