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Computational Literacy for Modern Careers

In an increasingly automated world, many people assume that working with computers, robots, CNC machines, and such is far too complicated and simply out of the question. NCLab's training program "Computational Literacy for Modern Careers" can prepare your students to be more successful in modern careers. NCLab partners with colleges to provide training in Computational Literacy, Data Analytics, Python Development, and related areas. Come see how our self-paced training method combines bite-sized tutorials with hands-on practice to make your students job-ready.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants learn about NCLab’s new training program, Computational Literacy for Modern Careers, which is a timely addition to existing online offerings at community colleges.
  2. Participants learn how NCLab’s signature method of instructor-assisted learning-by-doing differs from MOOCs and bootcamps, and why it leads to almost 100 percent student completion.
  3. Participants gain practical experience with NCLab’s hands-on, interactive Computational Aptitude Assessment that helps applicants determine if they are a good fit for the program.

Leonard Lafrance has built and run a 250-person software company, mentored dozens of northern Nevada startups, invested in northern Nevada's entrepreneurial ecosystem, and is now changing the way the world learns with NCLab.

Dr. Pavel Solin is a professor of applied and computational math at the University of Nevada, Reno and the founder of NCLab. He is a passionate researcher, educator, and innovator. He believes that students do not learn most efficiently by sitting in traditional lectures or by watching videos. Students should be able to actively learn at their own pace with an expert helping them along the way. Pursuing this vision, in 2010 Dr. Solin founded NCLab (http://nclab.com), an e-learning company that provides self-paced expert-assisted college-level courses in Computational Literacy, Computer Programming, Data Analytics, and Math. NCLab is now being used at a growing number of institutions in for-credit and non-credit programs.

Sheila Crawford Bunch is the director of education for NCLab, and her team provides support for instructors, students, and trainees. As a former K-12 educator, communications business owner, and scientist, Sheila brings a lifetime of experience to help people prepare for today’s STEM careers.

Angela de Braga is currently the director of continuing education and community outreach at Great Basin College (GBC). She earned her master's degree in educational leadership and her bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in marketing, both from the University of Nevada. She served as the diversity officer for GBC and was appointed by Governor Sandoval as a diversity commissioner for the state of Nevada. She previously worked for UNR Extended Studies coordinating academic credit programs across Nevada.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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