Start Young, Dream Big!

Entrepreneurship and Tech Power Innovation Workshop

Start Young, Dream Big! As a pioneer in imparting imagination and inquiry based education to young students, HoneZone Technology Academy strives to develop innovation, entrepreneurial talent and capacity through their workshops and programs for ages 8 - 18. Every workshop and program offered at HoneZone allows for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Please check-out our fall program offerings that are scheduled to begin Septempber 16th 2013. Spots are limited. Register now!

Workshop Summary
This workshop focuses on the power of creating, rather than just using technology and offers opportunities to young students to recognize their entrepreneurial potential. Students have an opportunity to hear and discuss their ideas, learn steps to build the idea by discussing ways to simulate, support and conduct innovative technology pilots/prototypes that have the potential to transform the STEM Technology landscape. This workshop is designed to promote and sustain interest and increase technology proficiency and prepare students to become thinkers and innovators of 21st century

Workshop Highlights:

  • Innovate & Create Technology! ( don't just use Technology)
  • How to take your idea forward (no matter how small or big)
  • Are you a Builder, Opportunist, Specialist or an Innovator? - Find out!
  • Tell us about your App / Technology idea
  • Learn how to build your App / Technology
  • Marketing your App / Technology
  • Every participant earns Certificate of Participation

Who should join this workshop ?
This workshop has no prerequisites and is geared for students aged 9 - 18.

Location
This workshop is conducted at several locations, including our facility - 4260 Westbrook Drive, Suite 109, Aurora IL (near Fox valley Mall). Please see schedule below for more details.

Workshop Fees
Workshop Registration fee - $25.00.

Workshop Schedule

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Currently there are no available sessions for this program. Please check back with us later or contact us to find out more details.

What should my student bring to the workshop?
Students may bring a notepad and pencil/pen to take notes. They will be provided an Entrepreneurship-packet during the workshop to work on. Additionally, the student can BYOD (bring your own device) such as laptop, tablet etc at their own risk.

Can Parents participate in the workshop?
We will be able to speak with the parents at the end of the workshop. Please be sure to pickup our program flyers to find out more about HoneZone Technology Academy

How can my student be associated with HoneZone beyond this workshop period?
Our innovate Technology programs are designed to steer your kids early towards STEM, prepare for future STEM careers and learn useful 21st century skills while having loads of fun using their creative minds! Check out our program offerings and schedule for more details.

My son/daughter is not sure about technology as a career. How is this workshop useful for my student?
Technology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers beyond STEM careers. Studies have found that demand for STEM-capable workers have increased in traditionally non-STEM fields due to diffusion of technology across industries and occupations. Improving access to quality STEM education will strengthen the caliber of the student even if they want to pursue a non-STEM career. STEM knowledge extends beyond a career, it is a knowlege for life.

What is STEM?
The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Why STEM?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, in the next five years, STEM jobs are projected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields. While all jobs are expected to grow by 10.4%, STEM jobs are expected to increase by 21.4%. Similarly, 80% of jobs in the next decade will require technical skills. We need to prepare our students to be able to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. Students need 21st Century skills of adaptability, complex communication, social skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, self-development, and systems thinking. Our students will be called upon to be innovative and creative problem solvers, designers, developers, and inventors.

Why STEM early?
Consider this statistics from Nation center for education statistics: Of the 3.8 million 9th graders in the US, only 233,000 end up choosing a STEM degree in college (National Center for Education Statistics). That means only six STEM graduates out of every 100 9th graders. While all jobs are expected to grow by 10.4%, STEM jobs are expected to increase by 21.4%. Similarly, 80% of jobs in the next decade will require technology skills. Technology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers (including non-STEM careers).