All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
TechieForLife (TFL), a licensed vocational and college support school, trains and supports neurodiverse young adults looking for a career path to independence. 18,916 available tech jobs recently posted on the Dixie State University (DSU) Dept. of Computer and Information Technology web page, jobs all within 300 square miles of TFL, located in St. George, Utah. This is providing internship and job opportunities for TFL’s students, many of whom are technically inclined pattern thinkers.
TechieForLife specializes in creating a supportive social and emotional peer culture where students receive mentoring to find success in careers for which they’re well-suited. “It is essential that talented children labeled either high functioning autism or Asperger's be trained in fields such as computer programming, where they can do intellectually satisfying work,” stated Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and a well-known autism spokesperson. She has taught that of the three types of autistic thinkers, “The pattern thinkers, they are the one that are going to be your mathematicians, your software engineers, your computer programmers, all of those kinds of jobs.”
To help determine how a student’s brain works when considering an educational plan, TFL offers a free career interest and aptitude assessment as part of their admissions process. With so many programmer and developer positions largely unfilled, Dr. Eric Pederson, the Dean of Science and Technology at DSU and tech advisor, co-founder and partner at TFL said, “Companies are looking for the talent and not finding it. So there is great demand for tech talent in the industry.”
Many of the neurodiverse students enrolling at TechieForLife with pattern thinking brains are finding the right supports and marketable training for satisfying careers in the growing tech industry. To find out if TechieForLife might be the right fit or to request a free career interest and aptitude assessment for a neurodiverse young adult, email GetStarted@TechieForLife.com.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, young adult, residential and licensed vocational school located in St. George, Utah. Dubbed "Silicon Slopes South," beautiful Southern Utah is home to one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the U.S. Neurodiverse students who need a safe social and emotional environment gain important life skills, mentoring and a college track or marketable technology training, leading to internship/job placement through TFL's close private sector partnerships. TechieForLife gives students a place to belong and the supports to succeed.