Catapult Experience

You Are the Next Tech Pioneer

Catapult is a fully-immersive computer science program for rising high school juniors and seniors who aspire for a career in technology. Taking place during the summer and taught by a licensed computer science teacher, participants develop technical skills, create authentic peer relationships, improve workplace readiness, create plans for postsecondary success, and build deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indiana.

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Applications will open in January 2023
Nextech Catapult Logo
Applications will open in January 2023

Catapult is a fully-immersive computer science program for rising high school juniors and seniors who aspire for a career in technology. Taking place during the summer and taught by a licensed computer science teacher, participants develop technical skills, create authentic peer relationships, improve workplace readiness, create plans for postsecondary success, and build deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indiana.

Student Outcomes

Our goal for each and every student that participates in Catapult is to grow their knowledge and passion for a career in computer science. Specifically, students will:

  • Deepen their professional connection to Indiana
  • Be inspired to consider career in technology
  • Increase their understanding of computer-related job opportunities and the skills, education and training required
  • Feel that there is a place for “someone like me” in technology

Impact

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.

10000 hours

Technical Skills Instruction

3000 hours

Industry Connections

2000 hours

Community Engagement

1500 hours

College & Career Readiness

Catapult Testimonials

Impact Stories

Patience
2016-2017 Catapult
Jeff
2018-2019 Catapult
Shayna
2019-2020 Catapult
Christianah
2021 Catapult
David
2017-2018 Catapult
Summer

Get to know our Catapults and hear about how their experiences have transformed them.