In 2015 we got started helping to run the Computer Science track in the TICE program. The TICE program is a three stage program which helps inspire people attending school (ages 13-15) get interested in various creative industries. Some of the other creative areas are Music, Fashion, Photography and Graphic Design.
The program runs a preliminary Insight day which introduces the studes to the creative area. In the Computer Science track this day starts with a talk on how to get started followed by hands-on practical sessions using Scratch and then later HTML and CSS to allow the students to produce a piece of their own work.
For the 2015/16 and 2016/17 programs we ran the program, for the 2017/18 session we are helping out the ever growing program. For more information about the program have a look here
The Ladders program started in 2015 and offers NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training) the chance to enroll on the 12 week course with 8 weeks of software training. The first 4 weeks of material (rougly 8 hours a week of contact time) cover the basics of web programming and Python programming. The course is flexible so we can cover anything the participants are interested in, previously we have covered some Android mobile programming. For more information about the Ladders program click here. Ladders is run in collaboration with Generator.
The Understanding Code program started in 2013 and has helped adults and younger people learn web technologies. The program runs over 7 weeks (week 4 is a week off). The course is free to attend thanks for Campus North and Tech for Life who kindly provide classroom space for us.
We have also run a few evenings of electronics programming with Python. Typically these use a Raspberry Pi to interact with sensors and LEDs. A great way to get started with programming and electronics. The course is suitable for beginners and professional programmers keen to get started with Raspberry Pi programming with Python.
If you are interested in running an educational program that you think Electro Cat Studios could help with please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.