Connectech Aims To Help Drive Technology

February 20, 2016

Connectech is aiming to build a technology training centre for youth and entrepreneurs to become innovators saying they ”believe that a thriving innovative entrepreneurial community is being formed in Bermuda, and that the local economy benefits from the formation of innovative small business when they are supported” and the “inventors and makers that may change the world require access to the tools, teams and training to make their ideas a reality.”

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“Connectech provides training and co-working space for start-ups and youth [eventually people of all ages] interested in advancing in the tech industry,” the company said.

“The focus of the training centre will be on computer training, programming and coding skills, with the vision that collaboration amongst entrepreneurs and tech students will encourage innovation for our technology industry and Bermuda as a whole.

“Connectech believes that educating our Bermudian youth, who will be the next generation of innovators is an important step in creating a prepared and empowered future workforce and community.

“Connectech is located at Cedar House, 41 Cedar Avenue in Hamilton, with a soft opening at the beginning of February it has already has a member utilising the coworking office facilities, Profound Consulting Solutions. A grand opening is being planned for the beginning of April.

“Starting in April, Connectech will begin offering seminars and workshops on hot tech topics for all age groups. In April, they will begin offering computer training classes to youth afterschool and possibly on Saturdays.

“Kids will learn about technology and will be taught various programming languages such as Scratch, HTML5, Java, Python, Ruby on Rails and PHP to name a few.

“Connectech hopes to be able to provide students and entrepreneurs alike with new equipment such as 3D printers, 3D pens, computers, laptops, Raspberry Pi computers and robots. These new tools will help foster greater innovation, learning and collaboration.”

Connectech’s founder, Coral Wells, says “We are reaching out to our community with this campaign to help us with the tools required to provide innovative space and training to empower our community in the tech world.

“Our future goal is to have a fully operational computer centre with a host of full services of hot desks, offices, meeting rooms and computer resources, or just hang out in the member’s Tech lounge while enjoying lightning fast internet, thanks to Logic Communications, in a collaborative community environment.”

She continues, “In addition, we want our youth and entrepreneurs to be able to “dream big” and become the next Facebook, Apple or Google . With the community’s help, we can purchase state of the art technology tools that will help them achieve even more.”

“In this digitally progressive age having access to computer science programs for youth is vital. Recently, President Obama pledged $4 billion in funding for computer science education in US schools. Industry heavyweights such as Apple, Microsoft and Google have pledged resources for training workshops for children and educators. “It is a dream of mine to have one of the technology titans support our venture.”

The Connectech website is coming soon but you can follow their progress via connectechbda on Facebook, or @connectechbda on Twitter.

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