In the recognition of Women and African-American History, founder and owner Tekelia C. Kelly announces the 25th Anniversary of CHIPS Learning Services, and its 2020 Vision to move students full-STEAM ahead and make students future-ready.
Since 1995, CHIPS (Computer Help and Instructional Programs for Students) has provided education and information technology solutions onsite and online, serving students of all abilities from Pre-K to college. The company was doing STEAM before it came on the scene, and offering services online and onsite, including classes, camps, courses, career-prep, coding and computer clubhouse activities, all designed to help students go from school to work and the world more successfully, said officials.
Today, CHIPS’ website also offers education enrichment and computer camps that have been online since the early 2000’s. Special age-appropriate webpages that teach keyboarding, K-12 academics, STEAM education, careers, coding and more are now accessible given Corvid-19. Webpages are updated periodically and can be found here. To learn more about CHIPS Learning Services click here.
A professional corporate e-learning designer, engineer, educator, entrepreneur, entertainer and editor, Ms. Kelly is dedicated to supporting students in their choosing their career path. Over the years the business has evolved to offer both online and onsite school-to-work training, including:
College, Career and Technical Education in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education
Pre-Employment Transition Services in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services -Vocational Rehabilitation and Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
STEAM Education and Invention Literacy in partnership with Makey Makey and Maker Camp
Digital Citizenship and Literacy in partnership with Microsoft Education where Ms. Kelly is a Microsoft Innovative Educator
Computer Science and Coding in partnership with Amazon Future Engineer and Google CS First.
CHIPS Pre-ETS, typically taught in classrooms at schools, now will also be offered online at the new CHIPS Learning Institute. CHIPS Pre-ETS helps students transition from school to work, college, career and/or living independently. Five Pre-ETS course to help students navigate their pathway are self-advocacy, job exploration, workplace readiness, work-based learning, and post-secondary college and career counseling. The CHIPS Pre-ETS program is free to students ages 14-22 with disabilities. Students must have qualifying documentation such as an IEP or doctor’s statement and permission form. For more information or to sign up click here.
CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Bootcamps is planned for this summer at Skyuka Hall High School and The Downside Up, in Chattanooga, if all is clear from Corvid-19. This free camp is for students ages 14-22 with disabilities. For more information or to sign up, click here.