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Contracting Firm Carney Attracts Area Students to JAMtech

Digital gaming event is designed to engage students while teaching them new skills sets.

Old Town Alexandria-based federal contracting firm Carney is hosting its sixth annual JAMtech at T.C. Williams High School Saturday in an effort to introduce students to technologies used in developing digital games and applications.

JAMtech participants are eligible to apply for Carney’s internship program, which runs throughout the school and during the summer

Carney programmers and digital artists will share their skill sets with more than 50 students from 17 high schools in the metro area.

At the end of the day, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., students will showcase online games they built during the event to parents, teachers, students and others.

“As these students look to their future, we want them to know they don’t have to leave this area in order to work with the latest and coolest technologies,” company President and CEO John Carney said in a statement.

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