National Youth Council, TechSpace and Science Foundation Ireland join forces to bring STEM skills to young people all over Ireland
The ambitious aim of the new ‘Maker Project’ is to inspire young people across Ireland to make, create and invent with confidence and curiosity, and to increase engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Youth groups nationwide will be trained to work through technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and coding to music, arts and crafts as part of this major new initiative.
In 2017 and 2018, the project will see 320 youth workers from 70 organisations complete a training course on how to run Maker activities with young people. They, will then work with thousands of young people through technology-enhanced activities in workshops and projects building their skills in areas including electronics, robotics and coding as well as music, arts and crafts.
How to take part
Those interested in STEM training are encouraged to get in touch through www.youth.ie/stem
Tech Fest: Ireland’s largest creative-tech festival for young people
Over 200 young people will also have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase their Maker and STEM skills at the Creative Tech Fest, TechSpace’s flagship event and Ireland’s largest celebration of youth-led creative technology activities.