Computer Explorers, a Houston-based technology education franchisor for children, is experiencing rapid growth in Ireland, England and Scotland.
Computer Explorers has opened eight UK franchises so far in 2010 and is expected to double its total franchises by the end of the 2011, said Nigel Toplis, Master Franchisee for Computer Explorers in the UK.
Computer Explorers uses specially designed video games, robots, 3-D worlds and other cutting-edge technology to help children ages 3 to 13 master technology skills at an early age. The extracurricular classes are taught in public and private schools, after-school programs, camps, pre-schools and youth organizations.
The brand operates under the name Computer Explorers in the US and ComputerXplorers in the UK.