Be part of our Time to Code programme and help pupils develop coding and other ICT skills, along with the additional skills of team working, problem solving and collaborative thinking.

How does it work?

  • All you need is a level of comfort with ICT and Coding and an interest in supporting primary pupils explore their potential
  • We’ll match you with pupils in a Primary school close to your home or place of work
  • The commitment if for one hour a week during term time to work with the children on coding projects, ICT activities and help them become familiar with related terminology
  • The initial commitment is for one cohort with the option to extend
  • We ask that participating schools rotate the participating classes two or three times in the academic year
  • Business in the Community and Code Club will provide training, volunteer/schools matches, and manage the ACCESSNI clearance process
  • All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the sessions!

Why get involved?

  • Great personal development opportunity
  • A huge sense of achievement
  • Guaranteed rewarding and enjoyable experience
  • Help raise young people’s aspirations and develop their skills for the future
  • Digital technology is growing and continues to have a significant impact on our schools, workplaces, economy and wider society
  • The ICT sector is forecast to deliver the greatest level of job growth between 2016 and 2026 – an estimated 63%
  • There are concerns in the software sector that there will not be sufficient people with the software skills to support the growth of the 10X Economy

Find out about Time to Code’s objectives and impacts.

Inspire the future workforce with a Workplace Visit

We’re looking for companies and individuals who can inspire children to understand the world of work. Options can include hosting a workplace visit for primary school pupils, or why not help us develop a library of online resources that will help young people understand the many job roles and workplaces around Northern Ireland. This could be through storyboards outlining staff careers, a short video of different staff members explaining their role/career path or a virtual tour.

If you have any queries, please email Ciara Mulgrew or call 07467 147805.

 

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Register your interest

To register, complete the form below or email Ciara Mulgrew or  call 07467 147805.