Valve has announced it will be expanding the support offered to iD Tech’s student camps this year.
The Half-Life and Portal developer has been working with the US-based educational initiative for the last nine year, and now promises more resources for the next intake.
Expanded support will include Steam accounts for students attending iD Tech, as well as access to the Source SDK and Valve games.
The iD Tech student camps first opened their doors 16 years ago and were designed to give students from as young as seven years old the chance to learn about games development in a ‘summer camp’ setting.
The initiative provides week-long and overnight courses for students between seven and 17, and two-week courses for teenagers between 13 and 18. Last year, 36,000 students attended iD Tech camps, with over 200,000 attending since 1999.
Other supporting partners include Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games and Unity.
"The purpose of our program is to help students prepare for a career in one of the largest growing fields in the world," said iD Tech CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. "The support Valve has provided over the years is a tremendous value to the program and our students."