30th January 2017

GYIT has now entered the pilot testing phase of the project. During the next few months (until June 2017) the IT Taster Course output will be utilised by schools, students and teachers in Ireland, Spain, the UK and Estonia. The aim of pilot testing is for the intended end-users to actually use the outputs and then report back to the project partners on their experience. Was the output useful? What problems did they encounter? What improvements could be made? All of this information will be collected via online surveys and the feedback then incorporated into the final versions of the products.

If you would like to get involved in pilot testing, the IT Taster Course material can be found HERE. Access to the online surveys can be provided by any of the project partners. Alternatively please contact Emma Beatty (Project Coordinator) at emmabeatty@fit.ie

20th December 2016

In January 2017, Transition Years students in the Cavan Monaghan region of Ireland will commence piloting GYIT modules. 

Participating schools are:

  • St Mogues College, Bawnboy, Co Cavan
  • Breifne College, Cavan Town
  • Castleblaney College, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan
  • Beech Hill College, Monaghan Town
29th November 2016

Cavan and Monaghan Educational and Training Board hosted a Career Fair for Secondary School Students across the region on Thursday 24th November. Over 40 universities and colleges from Ireland and the UK were represented at the event in the Hillgrove Hotel, providing students with information and advice on third level, further education as well as apprenticeship options available.

The GYIT project was promoted throughout the day.

 

 

9th November 2016

Get Youth into IT (GYIT) project partners meeting organized in Monaghan, Ireland on 8-9 of November, 2016. The meeting discussed outcomes and further steps of the project as follows:

Intellectual Outputs:

  • The GYIT modules were revised and finalised. 

Piloting process:

  • The method and way of piloting the modules of GYIT project were disscussed and agreed.

Work Plan November 2016 – March 2017:

  • Work plan revised and agreed.

 

See more photos in the photos gallery

10th October 2016

GYIT project was presented in Junior Programmers' School in Kaunas.

The Junior Programmers' School is a well known informal computing school in Lithuania. Every year it's students become many young childrens aged from 9 to 18 years old. Junior Programmers' School has became a stimulus to choose technology related studies as it provides high quality informal learning modules and prepare it's students for studies in various universities in Lithuania. 

The New Schooling Year opening Event was organized on 8th of October, 2016 in Kaunas. The representative of BETI was invited to present the GYIT project and tell more about the oportunities in IT sector. Danguole Rutkauskiene has made a presentation about the GYIT project and invited all students of Junior Programmers' School to participate actively in the project and choose career opportunities in IT. 

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