Join this volunteering initiative for children at Key Stage 2, helping to teach them how to code, build their confidence and develop their social skills.
How does it work?
- All you need is a passion for ICT and Coding and an interest in enabling children to explore their potential
- We’ll match you with pupils in a Primary school close to your home or place of work
- We ask that you attend online or face to face sessions for one hour each week to work with the children on coding projects and ICT activities
- The initial commitment is for one 12 week cycle 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 log on or 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%
This programme takes place across Northern Ireland. For more information, email Ciara Mulgrew, Programme Executive, or call (028) 9046 0606.
Inspire the future workforce with a Workplace Visit
We know lots of organisations love the idea of Time to Read but cannot commit to the ongoing weekly volunteering. As an alternative, why not help inspire the future workforce by hosting a workplace visit. We’re looking for companies who can host a visit for primary school pupils. Give them a tour of your workplace or introduce them to staff from a variety of departments. Visits can take place at any time throughout the academic year and we can provide supporting PR. If this is not possible, why not help us develop a library of online resources that will help pupils 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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