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Nextech inspires career choices

A senior at Christel House Academy in Indianapolis used his summer break to create his own website, meet and make industry connections, and explore computer career options. Ricky O. was selected for the Nextech Catapult program, a paid summer internship and yearlong immersive experience to inspire students interested in technology.Nextech, an education partner of Christel House, is dedicated to creating access to computer science curriculum and experiences for all K-12 Indiana students. The Catapult program includes a coding bootcamp, visits to tech companies, and service-learning projects that impact the community. For Ricky, the summer internship was a career revelation. “Nextech helped me zone in on a few areas of interest such as quality assurance testing and cyber-security,” he says. Scott Dooley, Christel House Computer Science teacher, sees technology opportunities as a vehicle to empower Christel House kids. “Our students can achieve better outcomes – and incomes!”


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