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Has your Youth Reach considered FIT’s Choose Tech Program

 

FIT – Choose Tech Programme 2022/2023

Are you or your colleagues looking for a new and innovative idea that allows young people to work independently or as part of a class structure?

Have you considered FIT’s Choose Tech Program?

Choose Tech is a free online programme organised by FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) that seeks to engage young people (15-20 years) to get involved with tech and onto a micro-credential pathway at an earlier juncture giving them the confidence to take the next step towards a career in tech.

Over 3000 students Nationally are registered with Choose Tech!

The aim is to provide further opportunities and links to Tech Apprenticeships, as it delivers a framework for the provision of skilling opportunities for young people with the support of their educators to kick-start their careers in technology. Further information is available at www.fit.ie/resources/choosetech

Choose Tech can be used for:

  • Special Achievement Task completion for LCA students
  • Integrate as part of the School Completion programme (extra curricula or afterschool clubs)
  • CPD for Educators
  • Mapping Choose Tech modules to curricula and incorporating them into schemes of work (IT, Computing, Science, Maths, PHSE, English, Safeguarding, Biology, Art, Design, Geography)
  • Work experience covering tech skills and soft skills (online modules)
  • Career guidance and 3rd Level pathway options (pre-tech and tech apprenticeships)

Other Benefits include:

  • Easy and free to register
  • Can be accessed on laptops, phones, PC and tablets
  • Modules are user friendly for students and educators
  • Additional support resources – Career Pathway and Near Peer Engagement videos
  • Tech Apprenticeship Information sessions for students
  • Students earn recognised micro-credential badges and certificates
  • Educators can monitor students’ progress through the online platform
  • Choose Tech team are available to support and guide educators
  • Choose Tech is a GAISCE challenge partner
  • Educators can become Choose Tech Brand Ambassadors - NEW
  • Your centre can become a FIT Tech Ambassador - NEW

We are hosting an online Choose Tech Information Session on Thursday, 15th September @ 10am,  for anyone interested in learning more about the programme - register here

Choosetech YouthReach Webinar Registration Form;

 

If you would like to get started with Choose Tech or require more information, please feel free to email [email protected] or call 086 815 7584, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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