Champion Training Programme prepares Irish youth to start their own coding clubs
In early October 2018, Microsoft launched the CoderDojo Champion Training Programme to provide 5,000 young people in Ireland with access to digital skills. The programme, developed in the midst of EU Code Week 2018, also provided 250 youth leaders with additional guidance to start their own coding clubs in underserved regions.
According to Giustina Mizzoni, executive director of CoderDojo, “Many youth leaders have incredible skills in working with young people, but they can sometimes lack the confidence to deliver opportunities in digital literacy to others. Microsoft’s support for the CoderDojo Champion Training Programme will help us to bridge that gap.”
The CoderDojo Champion Training Programme is being developed in different locations across Ireland, including Cork Migrant Centre, Kilkenny Bank of Ireland Workbench, Wexford FDYS, Blanchardstown Library, Creative Zone, Boole Library, UCC, Maynooth University, Inishowen Development Partnership, Shannon Library and Carlow IT.
More information about the training times and locations can be found at CoderDojo Youth Work Training.