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STEM in Youth Work - Maker Project Trainings

What’s it all about?

This project is supporting youth workers 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 Techspace Maker Training, youth workers 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. Youth workers will also have access to follow-up support, resources, an online community of practice 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.

Is this just for Techies?

Absolutely not! This is for everyone with an interest in learning new and innovative methods of working with young people in ways that are most interesting to them, regardless of existing knowledge of science and technology. The follow-up support means that even if you are terrified of tech, after the one-day training, we will be on hand to help you overcome any teething problems you have with your activities, the equipment and so on. 

How to find out more?

To find out more about the project and the training, equipment grant and support you will receive, contact Barbara Nea on 01 4784122 or barbara@nyci.ie . If you complete our expression of interest form at www.youth.ie/ stem-interest , you will be among the first to hear about new training days that we announce.

This is a partnership project between the National Youth Council of Ireland (lead partner) and Camara Education Ireland (delivery partner). The project is delivered through the TechSpace Programme. This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland’s Discover Programme with additional funding from ESB and Inver.

Upcoming training dates and locations are publicised here

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