By Tim Kowols
Capitalizing on its growth in the Fox Valley, Microsoft hopes to bring its computer science training initiative to Door County. Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, or TEALS, recruits computer science professionals to volunteer their time and skills to help teach courses and connect with high school students thinking about a career in the field. Paige Funkhouser, Economic Development Manager for the Door County Economic Development Corporation, says partnering with Microsoft with the TEALS program lends credibility to the skills being learned and a good resume builder.
TEALS hopes to expand to more than 30 schools in the upcoming school year. Door County school districts will consider adding the program over the next year. You can read more about the TEALS program and how you could volunteer online with this story.