Game Workz is the eSport of IT Training 
 
 
 

eSports is a competitive tournament of video games where individuals compete for cash usually in front of an audience.

 
 
 
 
eSports has gained popularity drawing millions of people to tournaments increasing cash prizes  $1,000,000 up to 20,000,000.
 
 
IMAGINE A SPORT STADIUM FILLED WITH PEOPLE
ATTENDING A GAME WORKZ EVENT
 
 
 
 
IMAGINE PEOPLE OF COLOR LEARNING A 21st CENTURY CAREER READINESS WHILE PLAYING  A VIDEO GAME
 
Game Workz is a combination of eSports and 21st training intended to draw young people into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) subjects so they can enter Construction, Healthcare, IT and Manufacturing.
 
Here are students at Covenant House Academy-SW involved in an after-school tournament. Covenant House Academy-SW is an alternative high school that provides students the ability to recover credits in order to graduate from high school. Often, this is the students' last opportunity to graduate in a school setting.
 
 
 
Notice how focused they are. One student, when tapped on his shoulder by the principal, Eric George, abruptly stated he was 'Thinking' as if to politely mean "leave me alone as I am focused on entering this code to move my character to the next level."
 
 
HOW IT WORKZ 
      1. Young people (ages 16-24) will engage in practice individually in school and after school at multiple Detroit Public Library branches. They will input Python code to move characters further into the game.
      1. At the end of practice, students with the most progress in the game will combine into teams for a multiplayer bracket tournament.
      1. FINAL eSPORT COMPETITION FOR CASH PRIZE in front of a LIVE audience.
      1. Winners will be offered FREE admission to the Programming Essentials, an instructor-led course that prepares them for the  Certified Associate Programmer certification and jobs earning an average of $103,492. If programming is not their interest, we will offer a  short-term Introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) class leading to a job as an Smart Device/ 5G/ Cable Installer which pays $35,000 annually.

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 WHY?
 
 
 
 
 
Python is increasing in demand but rarely taught in Detroit. Detroit can become the esports of IT Training Capitol of the World by grooming Python programmers by the 1000's. This growth will attract major corporations to our city.
 
 
DETROITERS LOVE VIDEO GAMES 
 
 
 
According to the Mobile Profile of Native Detroiter, Detroiters love consumer technology. What better way to train them in business technology.  Get the report here
 

This 6-week competition is a fun entertaining computer programming boot camp to train and assess the skills of Detroit’s young people as Python programmers.

According to research conducted by Dr. Traci Sitzmann, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, those who used video games during their training had a higher---

 

9% retention rate
 11% factual knowledge level
14% skill-based knowledge level

 
 
 


 
SUPPORTERS
 
 
Kevin Hill
Stephanie McKire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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