This fall, students in America On Tech’s TECH360 program learned the fundamentals of web design and development from volunteer instructors and software engineers working at technology companies based in NYC. Over the course of 10 weeks, students learned the basics of HTML and CSS, developed their professional skill sets, and explored industry aligned coding tools. For the final project, students were placed in teams of 2-4 and provided a mock business client brief, along with brief lessons about being a technology consultant and pitching / presenting an idea or project. Students developed a website according to a mock small business client brief and each cohort had its own competition to determine a winner. Today we are featuring those winners in our blog!
In March 2020, all of our in-person classes were shifted to virtual sessions via Zoom but nine months into the pandemic and our students are still going strong! All of our materials are still hosted online and we expanded our use of the digital space by recording all live technical instructional sessions and posted them online for our students to access. Additionally, we have continued to offer virtual office hours to the program to support students as they worked through their individual and team-based projects. Our students continue to rise to the challenge and we couldn’t be more proud of their commitment and dedication to learning.
See the summaries of the winning student groups below. For more information on any of these projects, or to learn more about our programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cohort 1: Monday
Winning Team: Pizzeria
Team Members: Cesar De Leon, Ana Bautista, Ashley Reyes, Dulce Villegas and Esmerelda Garcia
Description: Check out this family owned pizzeria based in Manhattan. Although you can throw a rock and find a pizzeria in New York City you won’t want to miss Raymond’s special recipe!
Cohort 2: Tuesday
Winning Team: Beauty Care
Team Members: Lisbeth Palacios, Nashwa Ahmed, Fatima Malam, Marilyn Rojas
Description: The pandemic hasn’t offered many opportunities to relax and rejuvenate our minds and bodies! I am sure that once we are done social distancing, HighLight Spa will be packed! Check out their offers. We can all still dream!
Cohort 3: Wednesday
Winning Team: Nail Salon
Team Members: Xavier Best, Afrin Tanni
Description: Your outfit is not complete without a fresh coat of paint on your nails. Check out the best nail tech’s in the city at Jasmine’s nails to level up your style.
Cohort 4: Thursday
Winning Team: Cafe
Team Members: Afifa Tanisa, Chelsea Tagne, Destiny Suarez
Description: Have you been missing doing work at your favorite coffee shop? You might want to check out Lily’s cafe, a flower decorated cafe, where you can find eco friendly and fair trade coffee and goods.