Classes have started once again at TFL, and it is getting busy around here.
Since the beginning of August, we have had three new students, one student graduate the program, and we just completed our annual Moab River trip.
This semester is going to be challenging but we are up for it!
In addition to our students who are taking classes at TFL, we also have three students who will be taking classes at DSU this semester.
Another student is still very involved in his apprenticeship gun smithing, and two additional students just begun or will be starting their apprenticeships this next week at GlitchBusters and BusyBusy.
As always, we are very proud of all of our students and the support we receive from parents, guardians, our mentors, and Educational Consultants.
TechieForLife wouldn’t be the same without each of you!
—Kristin, Program Director
We finished code school a few weeks ago, and it was a great experience for me.
The knowledge I gained from my experience there was very beneficial to me.
Me and my partner, Richard Timpson, worked on a web based winery application that lists all of the wineries in North America.
I worked on things like searching, filtering, and layout, while he worked on backed routing and controllers to pull the data we had.
All in all, code school was a great success for me,
I learned loads of valuable information and because of completing code school,
I may be able to test out of some web design classes at Dixie this upcoming semester.
—Reid, TFL Student
I worked on a team to develop a web application that dynamically calculates safety stock based on demand history, lead time history, and desired service level.
—Joseph, TFL Student
The canyoneering trip was an experience I’ll never forget.
It was an optional activity that me, Dallin, and Grady went on with Cam in Yankee Doodle canyon.
Once we started, it was impossible to climb back out the way we started, so we got to really push our limits.
There was hiking, climbing, rappelling, chimney-crawling through slot canyons, wading, and even some swimming.
The canyon was beautiful, and there were lots of purple flowers blooming.
It was warm outside, but the water was freezing cold.
I was exhausted physically and emotionally by the end, but it felt great to have accomplished it.
—Amber, TFL Student
We toured two local companies; InfoWest and MetaShield.
InfoWest is a pretty sweet company, the atmosphere there was friendly and relaxed.
We got to see their help desk room as well as their server room.
Anyone with a background in Information Technology would agree that they feel at home when entering their help desk room.
MetaShield is a company that creates advanced coatings for materials like glass.
We got to see their chemistry room where “all the magic happens.”
We also got to see their highly advanced, scientific, machinery that’s used to measure various different properties of whatever coating they’re testing.
—Reid, TFL Student
We had a great time out at the Red Cliffs hike recently.
There was a lot of runoff, which created some beautiful clear pools of cold water that only
Grady dared swim in.
Amber, Dylan and I hiked in further while the rest hung out at the first pool.
We had to pass a rocky obstacle using some rope to avoid falling into the pool of water below.
It was kinda tricky, and a lot of fun.
—Cam, TFL Mentor
We were named the, “The Wild Bunch” when we entered the escape room!
We had one hour to find Butch Cassidy’s gun
and we worked hard as a team solving puzzles,
using our nose to smell things and identify different scents,
we struggled with trying to figuring out anagrams
and unfortunately those anagrams held us back from finding Butch Cassidy’s gun
but we had a lot of fun working together.
It was fun to see how everyone’s brains worked so differently in the way they looked at the puzzles
but how each one contributed in helping us move closer and and closer to finding the gun.
— Brittani, TFL Mentor