Earlier this month the Chicago Tech Academy held their first annual ChiTech Showcase for students, parents and supporters of Chicago’s tech-forward high school. Marcus Harris supported the event by moderating student panel discussions on current and future technology issues. Marcus commented on the event, “The Chi-Tech event was a tremendously rewarding experience. These young people are talented, intelligent and dedicated. They are very much Chicago’s future technology leaders.”
After the student workshops and panels concluded, students formally presented the ChiTech Showcase to the school community and special guests in attendance. Among welcomed guests, sponsor CompTIA’s President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux, offered to personally fund a $5,000.00 scholarship for each student going on to a four-year university.
The students addressed the Showcase audience with speeches revealing the deep passion ChiTech students have for technology, education and their futures. One student remarked, “The word “can’t” is not in my vocabulary.” Other students shared their sense of pride in the school and the appeal of the uniforms. A telling comment from many students was their sense of access to Chicago’s business community.
It is no wonder the students at Chicago Tech Academy are eager to go to technology classes, the demand for HTML and CSS programming language is likely to continue rising as more web-based software is designed to keep up with consumer demands. The students at ChiTech are ready and have what it takes to make it in the competitive technology industry.
For more information about Chicago Tech Academy or to reach Marcus Harris regarding this or other similar community events, please dial (312) 263-0570 or use the Marcus Stephen Harris, LLC contact page on the firm’s web site.