New Tech Future Ambassadors want to help Girls Code!

Issued: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMT

STEMNET is supporting the TechFuture programmes which are all about inspiring young people about technology. TechFuture Ambassadors are STEM Ambassadors who want to inspire young people about technology and help to equip students with the skills and confidence to fulfil their potential in the digital economy. Tech Future Ambassadors are keen to go into schools and do this through a number of activities.

  1. Supporting Careers Provision in IT

  2. Supporting STEM Clubs

  3. Supporting a TechFuture Classroom

TechFuture Girls (formerly know as CC4G) is an out-of-the-box after-school club that has been specifically designed to encourage girls to stay engaged in IT.

It helps girls develop their tech skills through a series of carefully-graded challenges, themed around their interests – like fashion, music, sport and celebrity. Running TechFuture Girls doesn’t need any specialist IT expertise or software, it’s fully curriculum-compliant, and girls love it. It supports girls’ learning in IT and across the curriculum, and benefits their confidence and self-esteem.

And now, thanks to Platinum sponsor Hewlett Packard Enterpirse, and supporting sponsor National Grid, TechFuture Girls is available free of charge to all schools in the UK.

Tried, Trusted, Successful

Since 2005, more than 150,000 girls in over 4,500 schools have experienced TechFuture Girls.

  • 84% of girls involved state they are more likely to consider further education or a career in technology as a result
  • 98% of teachers who run the clubs say that members’ IT confidence levels have improved

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