Aug. 12, 2016
Vision Tech Camps sees record-high enrollment in summer 2016
Bay Area education program records 50 percent jump in female enrollment
San Francisco, Calif. – Vision Tech Camps, a Bay Area provider of summer camps for kids ages seven to 17, wrapped up its 2016 summer season with a 30 percent annual increase in enrollment in its engineering, programming, robotics, game design, and Minecraft summer camps. The company enrolled 50 percent more girls this summer, making 2016 its most gender-diverse year in 16 years of business.
Girls’ and parents’ increased interest in technology education led to the company’s busiest summer ever. “Popularity of the Minecraft video game among girls has especially driven a lot of interest in coding and video game design,” says the company.
To promote diversity in technology fields, Vision Tech Camps is seeking corporate sponsors for its 2017 diversity scholarship program. “We feel that Silicon Valley could do more to encourage and enable kids to learn STEM skills in a fun environment. Technology companies can partner with Vision Tech Camps to help reach children that may not otherwise have access to technology education programs.”