Apply now for the spring 2017 Hy-Tech Club!


Hyland’s Hy-Tech Club for students in grades 7 through 12 has been around since fall 2014. Since then, we’ve seen dramatic growth in both the amount of students who apply as well as the amount of information we’re able to teach them.

To make the program even more valuable for students, we’re changing a couple of things up for spring 2017. Here’s what’s new:

  • There are two different applications for this semester
  • We will split the club between Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in order to accommodate more students

Hy-Tech details

We’re asking students to complete all pieces of the application by Wednesday, January 18, 2017. We’ll let everyone know whether they were accepted or not on January 25.

The first meetings of the semester will begin the week of February 7, 2017. The semester typically runs for 12 weeks, which means it will wrap up in the beginning of May. Each meeting will kick off with dinner, followed by two and a half hours of learning (5 – 7:30 p.m.).

The students who get the most out of the club are the ones who really want to learn, so we want to make sure each student completes the application in his or her own words. If you are a parent, please make sure your child is the one who fills out the application.

Why attend Hy-Tech Club?

If you’re interested in the field of computer science, the Hy-Tech Club is a great way to learn about various coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, C# and programming in general. It’s also a great place to meet other students from the area who share common interests.

But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what a former attendee had to say:

The most interesting things would probably be the robotics and decoding nights from the summer classes, and learning HTML because it helped me learn the other languages taught at the Hy-Tech Club. I definitely enjoyed the dinner talks and presentations and topics the Hyland employees put together.

I also liked the decoding and cryptography classes. The whole aspect of learning how to “crack codes” is a lot of fun, although Morse code is difficult at first. Both classes mixed education and fun in a successful matter. Robotics was really interesting, and the class about building a computer was easier than I thought it would be, but I still had fun.

– A local high school sophomore

Application deadline is January 18, apply today!

Whether you currently take computer science classes in school or not, the Hy-Tech Club can help prepare students for potential careers in technology.

If you’d like to learn from industry professionals at Northeast Ohio’s largest software company, we encourage you to apply today!

Caitlin Nowlin

Caitlin Nowlin

Caitlin Nowlin is Hyland’s tech outreach program manager. Her mission is to give Hyland employees the chance to help close educational gaps in computer science while providing students opportunities to... read more about: Caitlin Nowlin