STEAM in Youthreach

Full STEAM Ahead – A partnership approach to STEAM in Youthreach

Youthreach is a nationwide programme that provides early school leavers with opportunities to progress their education and acquire certification in supportive, alternative settings. It is a crucial part of the education sector with almost 6,000 learners. There is considerable interest within Youthreach in developing and expanding the STEAM education currently on offer.

This two-year project (2021- 2023) will support this by:

  • Developing, testing and embedding a 21st century STEAM education model (aligned with QQIL3, QQIL4 and LCA of the National Qualifications Framework) in three Youthreach centres.
  • Providing up to 120 hours of STEAM education to 60 young people in three Youthreach centres.
  • Engaging 1,500 young people in hands-on, inspiring extra-curricular STEAM projects (in the wider Youthreach sector).
  • Enhancing links between industries providing STEAM apprenticeships and three Youthreach centres.
  • Developing educational management, teaching and extra-curricular resources and disseminating them to the wider Youthreach sector through a national event, web-presence, regional seminars, online trainings and consultancy support.

Professional Development STEAM training at your Youthreach Centre

Heavily subsidised with a variety of activities

We are delighted to announce new STEAM training that we will deliver in-person at your Centre and tailor to meet the specific CPD needs of your staff and the interests of your learners.

This half-day training will help you to plan and deliver workshops and programmes that offer learners cross-curricular experiences that include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM).

This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland. It is a partnership project between NYCI, Ballymun Youthreach (City of Dublin ETB), Tuam Youthreach (Galway Roscommon ETB), Shanagolden Youthreach (Limerick and Clare ETB), the National Co-ordination Unit, Office of the National Co-ordinator for Youthreach/VTOS and CASTeL, DCU (the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning).

Tomar Trust

The STEAM in Youthreach project is supported by the Tomar Trust