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Fostering IT Talent

Programming Education Activities

CA Tech Kids carries out a variety of publicity activities, including programming contests and certification exams, to foster awareness of programming education.

Programming Contests for Elementary Students

The Tech Kids Grand Prix is a programming contest for elementary students. With its slogan of “you are the creators of the 21st century,” contest entries are judged from three perspectives: VISION (the dream or world the student wants to realize), PRODUCT (the creative idea that will realize that dream and the product embodying it), and PRESENTATION (the student’ s approach to communicating their vision and product to the world).

1,422 entries were received during the first Grand Prix in 2019 with 10 finalists passing the judging round to give their final presentations. The sophistication of the student’ s products and presentations drew widespread attention in the media and elsewhere.

The aim of the Tech Kids Grand Prix is to become a goal for not just Japanese children, but children around the world to work towards. With this in mind, outstanding elementary student programmers from the Asia-Pacific region are invited to the contest as guest speakers during the final presentations.

Tech Kids Grand Prix 2019
Tech Kids Grand Prix 2019

Programming Certification for Elementary Students

CyberAgent launched the CyberAgent Kids Programming Certification Exam(”Pro-ken”)to measure knowledge and technical ability of programming. The first exam was held in August 2019 aimed to give children the chance to get a feel for their development as a programmer. The Pro-ken certifies examinees’ programming knowledge and technical proficiency in using Scratch and QUERO visual programming tools according to different ten levels.
CyberAgent Kids Programming Certification Exam 2019
CyberAgent Kids Programming Certification Exam 2019