Almost every company needs a website and these websites have to be updated from time to time. Web design jobs are highly paid and there is a constant need for web designers to design websites. Training young people in web design skills creates a path to employment for youths from disadvantaged communities.
We run a program that teaches web design skills to youths in London, Milton Keynes and Luton from the BAME and disadvantaged communities. We teach both frontend and backend skills. After completion of the training, we link our graduates to companies for paid employment.We run a program that teaches web design skills to youths in London, Milton Keynes and Luton from the BAME and disadvantaged communities. We teach both frontend and backend skills. After completion of the training, we link our graduates to companies for paid employment.
The course starts from the basics of web design to developing a complete website. The course also introduces students to multimedia components in image manipulation, video and sound editing. Participants get to learn GitHub and other web authoring tools.
Computer programming is the language of the future. It is important that children learn and master these skills. We teach children computer coding skills through interactive games, apps and robot development.
Designing games is not only fun but is one of the best ways to learn coding skills as there are decisions that have to be made for the game plan and moves. App design helps children master coding skills, organisation, maths and logic. Robot design helps children in computational thinking, logic, creativity and algorithms.
Children being exposed to coding and programming at an early age gives them the skills and confidence to be creative and innovative and motivates them to build a career in the IT world. The IT sector is fast growing and by children from disadvantaged communities learning computer coding skills at an early age, they can be helped and inspired to study STEM subjects in the future.
This is a graphical user interface; the environment is built to drag and drop objects which makes it easy and fun to learn coding principles. Children find it easy to start coding through Scratch, a games development platform that was designed by MIT to introduce computer coding to children.
Python – Turtle Module
Python is an open source language. It is very powerful, versatile and one of the most commonly used languages today. It is easy to learn and children will learn the art of programming patterns using decision making statements and loops. The program will introduce participants to games development where they will apply maths and logic.
This practical exercise helps children design and build a robot to carry out tasks. The robot accepts commands that are built into it like how to move, make sounds, blink the LED light before stopping, use sensors to detect objects and avoid hitting obstacles.
Youths face constant harassment including bullying online from friends and this emotionally affects them. This can happen on social media, a tool that is widely used by young people. The effects can be severe, with some needing to go for therapy, or in the worst cases, it can lead to suicide.
Grooming gangs and predators that target children and underage girls use social media tools, like chat sites and Facebook, to reach out to their innocent victims. The victims don’t normally know they are talking to an adult person as the gangs hide their true ages, pretending to be the same or similar age to the victim.
Fraudsters send emails and youths believe them to be genuine and they get defrauded. These scams are highly organised and manipulate their victims to send them money or reveal their personal data that the fraudsters use to empty their bank accounts.
Extremist and right wing organisations manipulate young people to join them and use twisted ideologies to turn youths to follow their radical views.
Our awareness sessions are providing the tools and resources for young people to be aware of these issues, how to take extra measures to avoid being defrauded, tell the difference between genuine and fake emails, protect their data and privacy and where to seek help and assistance when faced with problems online.
Youth unemployment is currently at 10%. Creating a route that provides youths with employable skills is vital for those from disadvantaged and marginalised communities. Our project management program provides youths with the skills that are essential for managing projects, enabling them to start their own businesses or to work for companies in a range of sectors.
Participants do one month of work experience in which they manage a project from its conception to completion. The exercise gives them the confidence needed to run and manage a business of their own or to enter into paid employment as a project manager
The course content covers the managerial aspects and the management and application of digital tools required to successfully manage a project. It covers both the theory and the practice of project management, as they work on a real life project.