Written By: peggy on July 1, 2014 No Comment

TechFutures Summer Program is a program lead by students who are enrolled in the Information Technology Academy located in John F. Kennedy High School. Our mission is to give students hands-on experience in the web design field. We also want to showcase the IT Academy’s values and our capability to help out our community. Our [...]

Written By: chris on June 4, 2014 No Comment
Congratulations to the ITA/TechFutures Class of 2014!

On Saturday May 31st, ninety-two West Contra Costa high school students were honored for their achievements within the TechFutures/Information Technology Academy Program at the Performing Arts Theater in El Cerrito. Students were awarded certificates of completion for their commitment to technical training in the areas of Digital Art and Computer Systems Management. Graduates were immaculately [...]

Written By: chris on May 27, 2014 No Comment

The TechFutures staff congratulates Karina Martin (Groves Scholarship Winner), Bevin Tang, Angel Jaime, and Samuel Martinez-Aristondo (Whittier Foundation Winners) on obtaining these wonderful scholarship awards. Each of these students have demonstrated their deep interest in technology and learning through academy coursework, work-based learning experiences and future planning.  The scholarships of $7,000 (Grove Foundation) and $2,000 [...]

Written By: chris on April 15, 2014 No Comment
Tech Academy Creates New Image for Richmond (DAHS)

Disappointed by the negative references continually applied to the City of Richmond, DeAnza students within the Information Technology Academy (ITA) decided to take matters into their own hands. Students opted to participate in a new logo design exercise in order to spin the city’s negative image into that of a positive one.  To illustrate this [...]

Written By: peggy on April 4, 2014 No Comment
KHS Microsoft Job Shadow

Twenty students from Kennedy High IT Academy recently visited Microsoft located in Palo Alto, CA.  The students were given a tour of the Microsoft Headquarters as well as job shadowed in several departments including Research & Development and Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. After the tour, the students attended various workshops which included a computer programming [...]