As the mentor in charge of our student food and cooking committee I often get the opportunity to observe first hand the talent had by our students.
Each week they are responsible to prepare, shop for, and cook a meal for everyone and they do a wonderful job.
They find amazing recipes (not always the easiest ones either!) and they taste good to boot.
Whether it’s jalapeno poppers, beef enchiladas, or some Korean dish no one can properly pronounce, you know we won’t be going hungry any time soon here at TFL.
-Josh, TFL Mentor
Good evening technicians, I’m pleased to announce dinner will ready, piping hot, in 30-40 minutes.
Tonight’s dish is a Mexican Torte.
Fluffy flour tortillas with layers of sumptuous ground turkey, onion, and green peppers, buried under a hearty serving of refried beans and a field of jalapeno buttons.
All this covered by a cozy blanket of tortillas, and crowned with an alabaster helm of pepper jack and queso fresco.
Also: I’m making guacamole!
-TFL Student, Grady
In a place called Snow Canyon, near St George, there is a really cool hike that takes you to some lava
This is the hike we went on at some point in March.
The tubes are set into the ground(of course) and go pretty deep into the earth.
If you want to explore them, you do need a flashlight and a good sense of where you are because,
according to some people, they go in all sorts of directions.
I don’t really if that is true, but it keeps me from hiking too deep into the caves formed by the tubes.
–Lee, TFL student
All the way from North Carolina comes Alec.
Surprisingly, Alec also is a big video gamer (shocker, right?).
Alec reports that his favorite food is definitely a good double cheeseburger.
He would also enjoy having the ability to fly if he could choose one super power.
Alec hopes to gain some independence and marketable skills while he works on coding at TFL.
Alec has a great personality and is enjoyable to converse with when you’re not competing with his video games.
Last week we started learning about databases and how to get started using the most popular open source database, MySQL.
Each student is also well into their personal development tracks for optimal learning and engagement.
I’ve also had the chance to continue to meet with each student one on one and go over how they are doing,
setting goals with them and tailoring their learning track to something they find engaging
while still developing marketable tech skills.
–Erik, TFL Tech Coach
We went to see Rx Trax
which is a company that tracks medication shipments.
One of our teachers, Ryan, works here,
so we got to see the platform they use as well as the coding behind it.
The company plays an important role in the medical field
and the tour itself gave us a glimpse of that.
It was cool seeing what Ryan does as a programmer,
the platform and code looks very interesting.
–Reid, TFL Student
Welcome to Carlos!
Carlos came to TFL at the end of January.
Carlos enjoys playing video games in his free time.
He enjoys food in general but could totally go for Saag Paneer (maybe we’ll have him make it sometime for us here).
If Carlos had a super human power it would be super strength, so he could crush his enemies.
Hopefully he is referring to the enemies in his video games and not anyone at TFL.
While attending TFL, Carlos hopes to find his career path, something that can move him forward.
Carlos is a great asset and we love how willing he is to participate in class and group.