Through programming, Webdroid gives youth opportunities to leverage foundational tech skills that they've previously learned in school or vocational training, and expand upon them in incubated boot camp cohorts. This is done intentionally to help young people in high school and college better prepare for a prosperous future.
We accomplish this by combining education with real world application via internship, apprenticeship, and boot camp programs. Webdroid believes in preparing youth in with job training by equipping them with relevant skills and engaging in tech-sprints and hack-a-thons to ensure understanding. This is done because youth in the metro-Detroit area have historically been underfunded and underrepresented. The students who participate in the programs below are tested in environments that they can expect to work in after graduating from their school of study.
This training has lead to paid opportunities for youth involved, scholarships on behalf of Webdroid, and a plethora of skillsets based in front-end web development. We aim to continue these programs with the continued assistance of community partners by gaining our own brick-and-mortar location in Detroit.
The Binary Code program is aimed at college aged students with a background in coding and design to learn the business of making and maintaining websites for real clients. Interns will learn the development process from preliminary consultations, to the launch of the website, and how to update and maintain it post deployment.
Interns are to learn front-end web development job training. They accomplish this by working within the Webdroid agency and designing, developing, and maintaining websites on behalf of our clients.
How to get involved:
Students that are studying computer science, software engineering, or web related professions are eligible to join. Students must have relevant coding knowledge prior to applying.
When our founder asked youth what they did at the end of their day to detox, many of them replied "we play video games!" This sparked a three year long journey for our founder to build an environment in which these young people could learn and game all in one space.
This program is for high school youth in the metro-Detroit area who are looking to learn the ropes of the E-Sports Industry. This includes creating teams, recruiting members, planning tournaments, and learning the overall impact of the E-Sports Industry.
How To Get Involved:
Programming for the E-Sports program will resume in 2023. Follow us on social media for more information.
Webdroid participates regularly in community initiatives that help to promote our programming. We love to participate in pitch competitions and applying for grants.
The grants that Webdroid has won over the past years have helped us to raise capital for our interns and help to finance future programming endeavors.
Grants won include:
- 2021 Techtown Detroit Retail Bootcamp Grand Prize Winner spring cohort
- 2022 Service Now First Place Awardee
Read more about our community initiative and how we plan to bring a new E-Sports computer laboratory to the city of Detroit by clicking the link below!