Catapult Experience

You Are the Next Tech Pioneer

Become a Nextech Catapult this summer and be the next generation of tech talent. Catapult is a fully-immersive computer science program for all high school students in Marion County and the Evansville area, including graduating seniors, who aspire for a career in technology. Taking place across four weeks from June 13 – July 8, 2022 and taught by a licensed Indiana computer science teacher, participants will develop technical skills, create authentic peer relationships, improve workplace readiness, create plans for post-secondary success and build deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indiana.

Become a Nextech Catapult this summer and be the next generation of tech talent. Catapult is a fully-immersive computer science program for all high school students in Marion County and the Evansville area, including graduating seniors, who aspire for a career in technology. Taking place across four weeks from June 13 – July 8, 2022 and taught by a licensed Indiana computer science teacher, participants will develop technical skills, create authentic peer relationships, improve workplace readiness, create plans for post-secondary success and build deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indiana.

Impact Stories

Patience
2016-2017 Catapult
Jeff
2018-2019 Catapult
Shayna
2019-2020 Catapult

The Catapult Experience

Nextech has partnered with best-in-class community organizations and industry volunteers to facilitate a series of learning experiences to ensure all Catapult participants develop a strong foundation of skills needed to succeed in college, career and life.

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Technical Skills Instruction

Students, via bootcamp-style learning, develop the foundations of computer science and web development with a focus on design thinking, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.
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Industry Connections

From workplace visits to guest speakers to job shadowing, students learn about central Indiana’s leading tech companies and career opportunities along with creating professional relationships with executives across various local companies.
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Community Engagement

Students engage in experiential learning, discovery and informative sessions designed to foster relationships within the Catapult cohort and the Indianapolis community.
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College & Career Readiness

From industry-led workshops to college tours, students will gain the foundation needed for post-secondary success, focusing on addressing key post-secondary hurdles and crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking.
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Catapult Testimonials

Catapult Testimonials