Digital technology is all around us, shaping the way we understand the world and how we connect with each other. It is constantly evolving and creating exciting opportunities for younger generations. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 65% of young people today will be working in jobs that have yet to be invented. Your child’s future is inevitably tech filled, yet traditional pre-university education rarely reflects this.
« We at TechSpark are committee to filling the gap between traditional education and today’s digital world. »
Helping young people thrive in a digital world
At TechSpark Academy, we believe that early interaction with digital technology is the best way to create a new generation of creative and resourceful digital citizens.
Our mission is to take young people – geeks and non-geeks – beyond their screens and teach them in a fun and inspiring way what digital technology can do for them. Our online and in person learning programs cover 7 different STEM areas and use industry standard software and tools to build apps, websites, games, robots and more.
From the young to the young
Experience has shown that the best way to get youth into digital technology is through fun, accessible learning. All our courses, workshops, tutoring and mentoring classes are led by inspiring young instructors from elite universities who can relate to students and motivate them. They are carefully selected for their ability to explain complex notions and engage with students. We know teaching style can make a world of difference, our focus is on creating, not lecturing. All our modules are hands-on, project-based and use industry-standard software and tools.
Breaking barriers for girls
At TechSpark Academy, we encourage girls to join the digital revolution. Girls and women are still under-represented in the digital economy. Research shows that interest in STEM subjects is similar for both girls and boys until the age of 13, but that girls tend to lose interest thereafter, because of social pressure and gender stereotypes. We strive to reduce the gender divide by encouraging girls to give coding a go and tap into their hidden potential. In this spirit, we are very grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Nexthink to offer all girls “Coding for girls” scholarships on our holiday camps.
We’re thrilled to be able to build community between young tech enthusiasts. – to connect elite university students with aspiring kids and teens and show them the way. We are also convinced that parents have a big role to play and encourage them to get involved. All our camps host a parent open day to allow young people to share with their parents what they have learned and created at TechSpark Academy.
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