Catapult Experience

Fueling Indy's Next Generation of Tech Talent

For Central Indiana rising high school Juniors and Seniors, Catapult is a yearlong immersive experience that helps students aspiring for a career in technology to develop technical and workplace skills, authentic peer relationships, a passion for community service and deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indianapolis.

Student Experiences

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.

130 x 100 Technical Skills

Technical Skills Instruction

To develop baseline programming skills, students participate in a 3-week coding fundamentals bootcamp. The skills are complemented with lessons in design thinking.

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130 x 100 Networking Option

Industry
Connections

From workplace visits to guest speakers to 1:1 coaching, students develop the relationships needed to form both a personal and professional connection to Indianapolis.

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130 x 100 Community

Community & Civic Engagement

Students engage in experiential learning, discovery and informative sessions designed to foster a personal relationship with Indianapolis and spark an interest in civic engagement.

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130 x 100 Workplace Readiness

College & Career Readiness

Industry-led workshops equip students with the foundation needed for postsecondary success, focusing on the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking.

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Apply to the 2019-20 Catapult Program Application

Are you a Marion County high school Sophomore or Junior passionate about a career in technology in Indiana?  Have you been longing to be part of a community of students who share your passion?  Take your first step today to becoming part of the Catapult family.

All applications for the 2019-20 program are due by February 26th, 2019.

“I loved waking up every morning of my summer to come here. Not many girls are interested in the tech field. I want to teach other girls my age that the tech field is really fascinating.”

- Darrian, Catapult Participant

“Catapult is amazing, and I love it! I can’t imagine where I would be without this program. I learned how to believe in myself. When times got hard, Nextech taught me to believe in myself and just take a deep breath because I could do it.”

- Nigel, Catapult Participant

“Thank you so much for the opportunity that you have given my son. I have never seen him so excited and optimistic about his future. I wish I could express enough how much this has already done for his self esteem and his outlook.”

- Catapult Parent

“Thank you so much for the opportunity that you have given my son. I have never seen him so excited and optimistic about his future. I wish I could express enough how much this has already done for his self esteem and his outlook.”

- Catapult Parent

“I loved how we got exposure to the tech community in our own city. I had no clue we had this much opportunity at our doorstep, and it’s fantastic.”

- Austin, Catapult Participant

“Thank you to everyone at Nextech for all of the help, encouragement, patience and time invested in furthering my child’s growth and development in his passion for computer science. I am deeply grateful for Nextech choosing him for this program. He has learned so much that has blown me away as well.”

- Catapult Parent

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We are committed to do everything within our power to ensure any high school student with an attitude and aptitude for tech is set on a path to make his/her career dreams come true.

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