Understanding the basics of how computers work can give students advantage, Stratton said.
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“You need it in all aspects of life, whatever your job is,” she said.
Out of 80 spots, 76 have already been accounted for. While students that haven’t already signed up might not get a chance to participate in the after-school program, Spokeswoman Kim Fish said there will be other opportunities.
“We also are offering field trips for students in the Springfield City School District once their teachers do this with them in the classroom,” she said.
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The Maker Space program is continuing to grow, Fish said, and students who get closed out of this month’s classes will be first to get into next month’s classes, which will cover electronics. For more information, go to the Career ConnectED’s website, getcareerconnected.org.