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© 2023 by Innovate Tech Charlotte

Learn STEM in High School while getting access to certifications, internships, & entrepreneurship.

Learn. Innovate. Build a future in technology

We prepare high school students for a career in technology without a college degree.

01 / TECHN0LOGY

We are a program that leverage emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Python Coding, and Quantum Computing. These technologies will be the job of tomorrow. Our summer program is called Summer Tech Stars

02 / INNOVATION

We help high school teens to leverage emerging technologies while becoming technology leaders. Our program is an after-school program during the school year and we have a week long summer camp. We are the first in the world to help high school students get internships and certifications while completing technology projects creating a possible alternate route to college. We create economic mobility by helping our students learn emerging technologies such as Blockchain, A.I., IoT, Quantum Computing, Computer Coding & Leadership with hands-on real-world experience.

 

03 / LEADERSHIP

Each student is prepared for a career in technology by having access to leadership and entrepreneurship training. Our professional leadership courses are taught by certified nationally know professionals.

BUSINESS
GROWTH

Our annual school program (Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:00pm-5:30pm) consist of:

Blockchain: The technology behind cryptocurrency (digital currency)

Artificial Intelligence: Technology that learns and adapts from past statistical data

Internet of Things: Connected digital devices that communicate with each other

Computer Coding: Language used to give the computer instructions

Quantum Computing: New computers that can help us figure out difficult medical and economic problems to save lives and end hunger

Leadership Training: Students learn transformational skills to eliminate distractions to excel as leaders

 

 

Our Story, Vision & Why

TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW STARTS TODAY!

OUR MISSION

To open up the world of technology and entrepreneurship to high school students creating economic opportunities by providing technology certifications and leadership skills in Charlotte, NC and beyond.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to "Create a world of Innovation where ideas become reality"

 

OUR WHY

January 2018 Amazon was looking for a city for their second headquarters and they decided Charlotte, NC did not have the technology talent. Our founder Paul Day wanted to find a solution to this challenge. Paul wanted to teach high school students technology and leadership skills that companies pay large salaries for and this would increase their economic class. This is when ITC was born, we introduce each student to certifications, technology projects, apprenticeships, leadership training, and entrepreneurship. Each student learns technologies such as Artificial Intelligence

   

Our Why: "To propel students forward with technology, so they have the tools to create innovative solutions for their future"

 

-CEO/Founder

Paul Day

 
 

SUMMER TECH STARS

Tech Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp is One Week (Mon-Sat) of:

Blockchain: The technology behind cryptocurrency (digital currency)

Artificial Intelligence: Technology that learns and adapts from past statistical data

Internet of Things: Connected digital devices that communicate with each other

Computer Coding: Language used to give the computer instructions

Quantum Computing: New computers that can help us figure out difficult medical and economic problems to save lives and end hunger

Leadership Training: Students learn transformational skills to eliminate distractions to excel as leaders

 Monday - Saturday

(Week 1 June 15th- 20th

or Week 2 June 22th-27th)

 
 

Paul Day,CEO

Paul Day is a U.S. Air Force Military Veteran that holds a Top-Secret Government Clearance with multiple degrees in computer science, cybersecurity, and investigations. Paul also has Multiple Certifications in Blockchain, AI, and IoT and works with Governments, Corporations, and Schools.

Paul has done Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking for the top Fortune 500 companies in the world and is now the CEO/Founder of a non-profit called Innovate Tech Charlotte. Innovate Tech Charlotte is the most innovative STEM education program in the world teaching emerging technologies to High School students while helping students get employed after high school without the need for a college degree in computer science. Innovate Tech Charlotte is like college except without leaving students in 30 years of debt.

 

Paul is a technology visionary and speaker who is considered one of the greatest technology communicators in the world professing that his purpose is to serve humanity.

 

Paul’s warm smile, obsession for technology and his passion for greatness makes him unforgettable, amazing and unique

Alicca H.,

Executive Marketing Director

Alicca Hudson serves as the Executive Marketing Director and board member at Innovate Tech Charlotte.  She has an extensive background in the optical communications sector and leads the Marketing Team at Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc. Her specialties include B2B digital marketing, event planning, graphic design and more. Alicca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She is also an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).

Krystian D.,

Executive Secretary

Krystian Dennis is a Data Scientist looking to help future-proof businesses through deriving heart-level insights of their customer base and data-driven decision making. With a background in hospitality management and customer service, Krystian has managed leading 5-star hotels and top-rated spas in New York City. She has also led customer service teams at American Express and Amazon.

Krystian believes in ‘teaching a man to fish’ and volunteers as a homework help tutor for elementary children and with a non-profit organization that teaches survivors of sex trafficking job and life skills.

Krystian holds a Master of Science in International Hotel Management from the University of Surrey, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University and proudly completed a certificate in Data Science with the Flatiron School.

LaToya F., Operations Executive

LaToya Faustin is a passionate executive who has dedicated her career to serving underserved communities.   LaToya started her career in education through Teach for America, a national non-profit who seeks the best and the brightest to spend two years in the classroom in an effort to ensure that all children receive an excellent education. After receiving her BA in both Corporate Communications and Spanish from Elon University, LaToya spent three years on the border of Texas and Mexico teaching high school English to underserved youth. It was her time in the classrooms of the Rio Grande Valley that gave birth to her desire to work in community advocacy and economic development.
 
Leaving the classroom to pursue her Master's Degree in Business Administration, LaToya returned to her home state of North Carolina where she subsequently worked for various non-profit, education and faith-based organizations.  In 2012, she began working for Citizen Schools, an education-based non-profit that partners with local middle schools to bring real-world learning to the classroom through partnerships with major corporations, small businesses, and community members.  During her time with Citizen Schools, LaToya started off managing one campus of staff, students and volunteers. Through strategic planning, excellent staff and program management as well as volunteer retention, LaToya was recognized for her hard work with a promotion to Program Director and then Regional Director for Charlotte.  
 
Seeking a greater challenge and impact on the community, LaToya began her role as the Founding Executive Director of The Park Community Development Corporation in May of 2017.  Along with the Board of Directors, LaToya helped define the mission, scope and objectives of the CDC. 

Lora C,

Treasurer

Lora Chuong is a Director who works with accounting teams evaluating performance metrics, identifying procedures requiring improvements, and implementing additional accounting controls.  After spending approximately twenty years in the accounting field, Lora believes and pushes for the importance of this role - as team members and systems evolve, so does the need for processes to evolve, which ultimately increases productivity and efficiencies for organizations.   

Lora is honored to be the first Asian-American woman to land a seat in her company’s Women’s Network steering committee, that is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, supportive, and team-driven environment where women can strengthen their professional development and contributions.

Lora holds a BS in Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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