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.