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LOSFA Supports Futures Fund Tech Academy Gear Up Trainees

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Futures Fund is creating opportunities for teen students to connect and learn technology training, a skill that has proved invaluable during COVID-19. 

To continue to bridge access for high school students in Louisiana GEAR UP schools, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance has positioned itself to support 45 trainee spots in the Futures Fund Tech Academy: Coding for the Web courses. These courses are offered in three scaffolded levels, training youth the basic-to-advance skills in web design and coding languages, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

LOSFA, who administers state scholarship and grant programs, like TOPS, TOPS Tech, and the GO Grant, aims to promote, prepare for, and provide equity of college access to Louisiana students. Staff at LOSFA also actively work to help students not only access higher education but provide supporting and enrichment resources through its Louisiana GEAR UP program, such as The Futures Fund.

Staff at The Futures Fund Tech Academy will provide digital experiential learning to Louisiana GEAR UP students. Programming will include youth engagement, college readiness, essential skills training, soft skills training, and workforce development.

For more information on The Futures Fund Tech Academy, click here.

Futures Fund is a community effort made possible by:

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