Tue, 04 Oct|
Supporting Skills and Careers in Technology - information session for STEM Ambassadors in Scotland
Find out how you can support technology skills and careers for learners in Scotland by hearing from two partners with programmes which you can get involved with.
Time & Location
04 Oct 2022, 16:30 – 17:30
About the Event
The aim of this session is for STEM Ambassadors to hear about two programmes that help support technology skills and careers. You can get involved with both of these programmes or just the one but both are a great opportunity to volunteer and support learners.
Tech She Can is a charity, working together with industry, government, and schools to increase the number of women working in technology roles.
Tech She Can also runs a volunteering programme where individuals can train to become Tech We Can Champions, delivering their resources to students in schools, either in person or virtually. You can find out more about Tech We Can and how you can become a champion at https://techshecan.org/champions
Digital Critical Friends
Digital Critical Friends is an initiative developed by ScotlandIS and DYW to encourage and inspire young people to pursue careers in tech.
A Digital Critical Friend is a volunteer from the tech industry that is matched with a secondary school in Scotland to mentor Computing Science teachers by sharing their knowledge and experience. You can let them know what’s happening across the tech landscape, where the new technologies are, help them advocate within their school for better department funding, and encourage young people into the subject. Find out more here: https://www.scotlandis.com/blog/help-us-help-them-critical-friends-programme/
This session is suitable for any STEM Ambassador in Scotland.
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