PITTSBURGH – Kids and teens in Pittsburgh can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.
As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Pittsburgh.
iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Pittsburgh. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Pittsburgh iCode will open its brick-and-mortar location in the coming months.
“We’re excited to be offering online classes so soon to kids in our area,” said Felix Matathias, the experienced software engineering manager who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Kids have been out of classrooms for so long – this will be a nice way to keep them engaged and productive over the summer.”
With Matathias’ diverse background in software engineering, self-driving technology and nuclear physics, he is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills, similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Pittsburgh.
In addition to offering iCode services to families in the Pittsburgh market, iCode of Pittsburgh and its owners are seeking to connect with local schools and youth programs to explore potential online learning partnerships.
“We’re thrilled that Felix has opened his online classes to students in the Pittsburgh area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Felix’s location develop their skills.”
iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.
Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with upcoming openings in Boise, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland, Leander and Murphy, Texas; Troy, Michigan; and Goodyear, Arizona.
iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.
iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.