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Autumn offer: 50% off STEM in Youth Work Maker Training

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:45

We're delighted to share our current offer of 50% off places on the NYCI TechSpace STEM in Youth Work training for:

  • youth workers who work with young people from groups/backgrounds that are at risk of educational inequality or disadvantage (e.g. black and minority ethnic young people; disabled young people; girls and young women; young people who are affected by socio-economic disadvantage; young people affected by drug, alcohol or substance misuse)

  • volunteers


Training dates and locations

For youth workers, Athlone, 4th December, 9.30 - 17.00

For volunteers, Athlone, 24th November, 10.00 - 15.30


What’s it all about?

This project is supporting youth workers and volunteers to inspire young people to create, invent and make with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). As well as receiving a day of hands-on training, youth workers and volunteers will receive a grant for equipment that can be used to deliver technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and coding to music, arts and crafts. They will have access to follow-up support, resources, an online community of practice for youth workers interested in STEM and much, much more. Young people will have the opportunity to showcase their work at regional and national events, including the amazing annual Creative Tech Fest.


About the 50% discount

Normally, this training and support package is heavily subsidised at a cost of €100 per person for a full day of training and €60 for a half-day. We are currently offering a further 50% discount on training places. Depending on the size of the group coming from a particular organisation, youth workers and volunteers will also receive equipment grants worth between €55 and €100 each.


To express your interest in a discounted place email by 5th November, with a description of your project and how the main beneficiaries are young people who are risk of educational inequality or disadvantage, or in what capacity you volunteer.  


Be kept informed about discounts, offers and opportunities in the future by completing our interest form at


What youth workers say


“I learnt how to make robots, speakers, how to solder and best of all I understand what STEAM is and how we can use it to improve our work. Plus I had great fun!”


“more - there was a lot of really creative and fun ideas. Exceeded my expectations the STEM programme is so relevant to youth work can, gives us another tool to work with young people developing future skills for them and empowering them to use their minds.”


“Yes I really enjoyed it and learned fun and new ways that will benefit my young people”