e-skills: Help us get girls into technology
Last year, e-skills contacted our Momentum members about CC4G, asking for sponsorship for the 86 schools who had registered interest in receiving a free CC4G licence. Out of those 86, 45 schools received a licence.
These were kindly funded by Northgate, Equiniti ICS, Liberty IT, Asidua and e-skills UK. The CC4G clubs were a great success last year with 214 sessions having been held which involved 692 girls.
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CC4G’s after-school clubs inspire girls aged 10-14 to consider IT-related futures by bringing technology to life through projects based on music, fashion and celebrity. Incorporating leading edge online resources, the latest version has been developed by Aardman (of Wallace & Gromit fame).
CC4G’s extracurricular clubs inspire girls aged 10 to 14 to consider IT-related futures by bringing technology to life through projects based on music, fashion and sport. Employers and universities across the UK are supporting CC4G because, with only 17% of the IT workforce, and only 15% of applicants to computing related degrees being female, the NI IT sector is missing out on a significant proportion of the talent pool, and girls are missing out on rewarding careers.
Employers and individuals across the sector are supporting CC4G because in a recent survey 88% of members say that CC4G has increased their confidence in using IT and over two thirds of teachers would rate the CC4G learning materials as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. You can take a closer look at a selection of the learning and support resources by logging into: www.cc4g.net
This year, Northgate and e-skills UK have agreed to sponsor 20 primary schools but many more have registered their interest in receiving a free licence. We plan to hold an schools workshop day in September providing a forum whereby you can meet the school you sponsor and further develop that relationship.
For sponsorship of £500, a school can run an after-school online CC4G club for a year. Sponsors often support a local school so they can visit the club as part of their company outreach activities. No special IT knowledge is required.
If you are already convinced and would like to sponsor a school or a group of schools, please mail me at: email@example.com