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Tech Tuesdays

Show young people how technology is changing the world of work and how their hobbies and passions could lead them into a career in technology in the future.

Tech Tuesdays

Tech Tuesdays aims to inspire children to consider a career in technology. The sessions are designed and delivered to appeal to both girls and boys and feature a diverse range of role models.

Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes long followed by an optional creative challenge for the students to complete. There are currently 13 Tech Tuesday lessons to choose from with a new lesson added on the second Tuesday of every month.

Once registered on the TechWeCan site, you will also have access to lesson packs and resources which you can deliver to children at home or to students in the classroom.

Duration

Each lesson ranges from 20 to 40 minutes long. 

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Agriculture and Food
    • Biotechnology
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Entertainment
    • General Engineering
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Sport/Fitness
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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