Someday Jerod Burton wants to get a job in the IT field, preferably as a game designer and he is on the right track to get there. As a freshman at High Tech Early College, Jerod is enrolled in the KidsTek IT Essentials class. His enthusiasm and success in the class earned him an invitation to speak at a school-wide event alongside Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and DPS Superintendant Tom Boasberg. On stage, Jerod was thoughtful and funny and his remarks earned him cheers and applause from his classmates. In addition to being an outstanding student, Jerod works at a hobby store and plays acoustic guitar.