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Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Plan Program Play programming camp is back for year seven

Since 2010 Saskatchewan Polytech has hosted this interactive programming camp for teens 

July 19, 2016 – High school students are attending a three day camp at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this week. For ten years Plan Program Play campers have explored the fundamentals of computer programming while creating and modifying simple games.

Plan Program Play is a great introduction to educational and career possibilities that aren't necessarily covered in secondary classroom curriculums. In addition to learning how to program, the world of computer gaming and the computer game industry will be discussed, investigating topics such as the skills needed to be a developer and indie game designer. Campers will learn how to develop career specific skills before graduating high school.

"Plan Program Play is a great place for teens to learn about the various career opportunities in the industry," says Michael Barclay, Business Information Systems instructor. "It gives high school students hands-on experience with numerous technologies, from 2D game development to virtual reality and 3D development. Plan Program Play also helps younger students learn about post-secondary options for studying IT."

Media are invited to attend:

Event: Plan Program Play
Students will be finalizing their 2D and/or 3D games
Date: July 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Moose Jaw Campus
4.240 Lab
Saskatchewan Street and 6th Ave NW

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.
 
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