Youth Technology Apprenticeship Camp

From e-sports to STEM

Youth Technology Apprenticeship Camp is a first-of-its-kind workforce training program for youth that intertwines e-Sports competition and game development with a custom development curriculum that exposes High School students to career pathways in technology.

Said another way, this program meets students in areas that naturally interest them, and uses e-Sports and friendly competition as a gateway to STEM, and how technology and coding can offer an exciting career and life. 

Visit the YTAC website for a schedule of upcoming Camps, registration deadlines and more details.

Available YTAC Opportunities
STEM Opportunities
  • Compete in a game development competition for a prize pool, using Unreal Engine
  • Have access to a programming tutor and lessons covering important computer science topics
  • Hear from exciting industry speakers- last cohort’s speakers included people from eSports (Hastr0), the CIA, and Google.
  • Earn preferential status in the exclusive YTAC Summer cohort if you perform strongly
eSports Opportunities
  • Be featured (And possibly even stream yourself) on the YTAC Twitch page
  • Compete in exciting esports competitions for a prize pool against other members of the cohort
  • Play new games with friends on the server
  • Have access to an exclusive YTAC-only Minecraft SMP server
Community Opportunities
  • Join a highly supportive community that will provide you with valuable friendships and professional connections!
  • Compete in off-season programming and esports challenges after you complete your cohort, joining YTAC alumni

For more information, contact Elizabeth Standafer, Career Development and Work-based Learning Consultant at the Office of Career and Technical Education, at


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