Through HopeTech, students explore technology, construction and other fast-growing trades. Our programs give students experience through hands-on, project-based learning focused on three main areas; engineering, software development, and construction. Students will have the opportunity to explore these areas and gain experience for their future endeavors.
Bring engineering concepts to life through our robotics, product innovation and computing classes. Learn how to build a drone, create an app or design a new product!
Learn invaluable coding and software skills through our Innovator and Developer classes! Understand the power of coding and it’s potential career paths.
Interested in working with your hands and building things? Try our woodworking and construction classes! Learn how to use power tools and building materials.
Providing Opportunity for All
The Minnesota High Tech Association predicts that by 2025 the state will have nearly 200,000 tech jobs. Yet, many of Minnesota’s low-income and minority students – who represent nearly 40% of the state’s student population – do not have equal access to the resources and training needed to meet this demand.
Since 2015, we have partnered with a local nonprofit, createMPLS, to provide coding and robotics classes and competitive teams for our students. In 2020, generous partners also helped us design and build a trades and technology learning lab and launch our HopeTECH Initiative—to provide students with more exposure and opportunities in technology and the skilled trades.