META+LAB has instituted several programs aimed at student success from high school to CSUN graduation. Some of the goals of these programs include informing and encouraging students who are interested in the field, and educating and guiding students who are interested in challenges and applications outside the classroom.
Local high-school juniors and seniors interested in a career in web development shadow META+Lab students and staff for one week (up to six hours) during the academic year. Shadowing provides an opportunity to see real-world work performed in a professional environment that sets the stage for entry into the Pathfinder Program. Participating high school students need to fill out appropriate forms and obtain permission from current HS counselors.
The META+LAB Pathfinder Program is an innovative collection of workshops that introduce CSUN students to front-end development, back-end development, or operations/CIT. Taught bi-weekly by dedicated industry professionals, these workshops prepare you to join META+LAB and work toward becoming job-ready.
This two-week full immersion program is available to CSUN students. The Pathfinder Program is a prerequisite to enroll, as all of the materials covered in the Pathfinder Program are the foundation for the subjects covered during the Immersive. Students are mentored by web development professionals who will give them the necessary skills they need to become versatile web developers and operations engineers.