Science World will teach 17,000 youth digital skills through CanCode initiative

TELUS World of Science is one of the organizations that recently received funding from Canada’s CanCode initiative to teach young people from Vancouver coding and digital skills. The organization will receive $693,000 CAD to support its new Tech-Up programs that intends to teach 17,000 young people skills that they might require to fill future jobs in the province.

The money will be split into four areas, which include:

  • Scientists and innovators in schools: inviting STEM professionals to inspire children in schools
  • Hands-On Workshops: developing classes that teach computational-thinking for children
  • Super Science Club: children from under-served regions will be invited to attend after-school science classes
  • Tech-Up Library Kits: teaching computational thinking and digital skills by building discovery kits

The activities that will take place in Science World are just an example of many programs that will be taking place in Canada during the next year.

Source: Straight