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
We’ve been powering through the intense Code School bootcamp at the Dixie State campus.
Code School was designed to help the participants get a job in the web design industry.
I’m confident in what I’ve learned so far, and I’m excited to start on our final project this Friday.
Code School has been a great experience, and has helped me understand the industry standard for today’s web based programs.
—Reid, TFL Student
I’m really liking the idea that teach-ability is a quality of a true leader.
I’ve noticed that those students who exhibit a desire to learn and a willingness to seek and respond to suggestions from others really accelerate the rate at which they improve.
I think this is important in any position, but it seems to be especially important in a mentoring position.
Mentors need to be pros at seeking and responding to feedback.
We need to be able to seek it from our employers and supervisors, as well as from our mentees.
Making this behavior a part of ourselves truly creates real leadership.
— Cam, TFL Mentor
During our trip to Sand Hollow Reservoir,
I felt the first real connection with my new Techie For Life family, and it made me proud to be a part of TFL.
We brought Roo (TFL’s emotional support dog) along, and he seemed to be having a blast, although he shivered a lot.
Cam helped some people move a giant inflatable flamingo across the reservoir.
We had some good laughs, and I feel like everyone seemed a bit more themselves than I had previously seen.
I like to think everyone else got to know me a little bit better as a result.
I definitely felt like I got to know Joseph better after we drove back.
—Astrid, TFL Student