Science World is expanding on its Tech-Up program thanks to Government funding through CanCode and new partnerships with Mastercard and Amazon Canada.
Tech-Updelivers province-wide online programs for students and teachers that include coding, computational thinking and digital skills, fostering the workforce of the future by building and enhancing skills in science, technology, engineering, arts & design and math (STEAM).
Through Science World’s suite of online and facility-based education programs, Tech-Up will bring digital skills training to remote and rural communities, underserved schools, girls and young women, students with disabilities, and Indigenous communities across B.C.
Since launching in 2018, Tech-Up has reached over 3,000 teachers and 55,000 students with free coding and computational-thinking workshops, supported by pre- and post-classroom resources.
Through this new round of funding supported by CanCode and sponsors including Mastercard and Amazon Canada, the program will reach tens of thousands more students and teachers across B.C.
“As an organization focused on science literacy, we’re thrilled to see the Government of Canada and notable community-building companies step up to provide their support for this important initiative,” said Tracy Redies, President and CEO of Science World.
“65 percent of kids entering school today will work in jobs that do not yet exist so it’s in all of our best interest to nurture the talent pipeline of the future. We need skilled people entering the workforce so Canada can compete and contribute on a global scale. A part of this is ensuring that members of all communities in B.C. have access to this education.”
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