About Tech Under 20
Tech Under 20 enables youth in Halton to explore their interests and make a difference with technology. Partake in intriguing events such as multi-month pitch competitions and opportunities to meet top employers. By joining Tech Under 20 youth are given the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in business, entrepreneurship and technology that are necessary for our future. Watch the video to learn more!
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The TU20 Executive Team is made up of bright talented students, from grade 9 to University, all working together to create an amazing environment in Halton. If you wish to join this executive team, and contribute to your community, fill out the application below.
What We Do
How are we Giving you Oppurtunities
The events held by Tech Under Twenty inspire and enable youth to get involved in their community through innovative ways. We host a multi-month pitch competition where you are provided with the resources to create your own start-up. You can also network with top employers in Halton and potentially get a summer job. Apply your skills and current knowledge and take it to the next level.
The programs offered by TU20 are available to help you follow a passion you believe in. With the TU20 Fellowship, you are given the required resources to innovate, create and make your idea a reality. With the TU20 Co-op, you are able to work in real-life environments with other professionals before you commit to a job. These programs truly give you a sense of how to thrive in post-secondary and for what comes after.
The chapters that TU20 runs are our in-school clubs lead by our chapter presidents. These chapters present new opportunities, events and programs held by TU20 to entrepreneurial students. With these chapters, students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 interested in technology and business can follow their ambitions. They learn new technology skills, how to thrive in post-secondary, how to turn an idea into reality, how to land a job and more.
Learn2GetHired is an event we’ve been hosting annually ever since TU20 first started out! It’s a two day event focused on getting students employed in tech and business fields.
The first day consists of speakers and panels to give advice to students on how to get employed in these fields. There will be tips on writing resumes, doing interviews, networking, using social media and more. There are also panels from employers and students to talk about what it’s like to work in these industries.
The second day is for students to try and get themselves hired. Employers from local companies will be coming to look for students to employ over the summer. The students will pitch their skills and experience to each employer in a short amount of time. Afterwards, they will have the chance to follow up with any employers they’d like to talk to again.
TU20 Cup - An Entrepreneurship Competition
Join Silicon Halton’s and TU20’s multi-month event for anyone 20 years or younger. Design a prototype! Pitch your product! Win great prizes! Help design the future! Below is a recap video of the 2019 TU20 Cup. Learn more about the Cup by pressing the button!
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View some of the Programs we offer
“How do I get a a genuine sense of what the workforce is like before selecting a career path?”
The CO-OP Program offered by Tech Under Twenty is a great way to experience the pros and cons of the workforce before having to commit to a career. This program enables you to work with others and experience the reality of what working in the technology or business fields are like. Completing projects, giving presentations, and meeting deadlines are some of the things you do during this CO-OP. Press here to learn more
“I want to pursue an idea of mine but do not have the resources and guidance to do so. How can I make this happen?”
We like to think that it’s never too early to start following your passion and developing your interests. So, we make sure those opportunities are available.
Have an innovative idea but don’t know how to make it a reality? You’re not alone. See how young students turned their creative solutions into finished projects over the summer in our TU20 Fellowships program.
“What’s university life like? How much is the workload? How do I know which university to apply to? How do I know which program to study?”
At our University Guidance series, we answer all these questions and more, courtesy of people currently in university. We’ve had students from U of T, Western and Waterloo join us to talk about their experience and answer any questions you might have. See when we’ll be running our series next here.
We host the series on our Discord server, use this link to join: https://discord.gg/MZGwqAD
Connect With Us
We are a supportive and helpful tech/business community of youth under the age of 20. We are a division of Silicon Halton
– the grassroots technology community of people who make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in Halton.
Use the form below to submit your contact information and get in touch with us. Alternatively, you can send us an email at email@example.com