shooting practice

Shooting Practice Out In The Desert…

One of our favorite activities here at TFL is to head out to the open land for shooting practice.

Hunter, currently in an apprenticeship with Justin Sip Custom Guns. He has developed a very strong love and passion for guns and therefore is always willing to share that with us here.

Hunter owns many guns and takes the time to teach the students proper gun safety as well as unique tips about each gun.

This trip we had the opportunity to shoot: AK 47, Luger, Desert Eagle, Bolt Actions, and shot guns. We had targets to practice on as well as clay pigeons.

-Brittani, TFL Assistant Program Director

FanX trip to Salt Lake City

FanX In Salt Lake City- Student Trip

The students were able to attend Salt Lake City’s FanX expo where they met many different characters from different games and shows.

Some were even lucky enough to meet a movie star!

It’s fun to see all the students different likes and interests when it comes to gaming, anime, etc…

-Eric, TFL Mentor

semester starting up

Semester Classes Started Again… It’s Getting Busy Around Here

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

javascript at code school

JavaScript Frame Works and Projects at Code School

We finished code school a few weeks ago, and it was a great experience for me.

We learned a JavaScript frame work called Vue and a design frame work that works with it called Vuetify.

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.

I translated the math into JavaScript, created the server/database, created an API, and styled most of the user interface.

—Joseph, TFL Student

 

Intense Code School bootcamp

Intense Code School Bootcamp at Dixie State University

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.

We’re going over a javascript framework called “Vue” that is getting more and more popular by the day.

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

teach-ability

Teach-ability- Quality of a True Leader

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