TechFuture Girls, formerly known as CC4G, is a well-established resource for after school or lunchtime clubs, aimed at girls aged 10 - 14. Since its launch in 2005, more than 150,000 girls have benefited from its mix of activities, games and projects, all designed to build girls’ skills and confidence in technology.
The materials are developed in close collaboration with employers, and teach universally applicable skills like coding, cyber security, data management and video editing, but are themed around girls’ interests, like music, sport or fashion. Regularly refreshed to reflect the fast moving world of technology, TechFuture Girls is aligned with the latest changes in the computing curriculum, and reflects the introduction of coding to all age groups.
Substantial sponsorship from employers has now enabled the Tech Partnership to waive the licence fee for all schools in academic year 2014 – 15. Platinum sponsor HP has taken the lead in this initiative, with generous support from Gold sponsors BT, National Grid and Oracle. This considerable backing means that more than 20,000 schools can now access the programme without charge.
"At HP, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity, innovation and invention," says Craig Wilson, Managing Director and VP, UK & Ireland, HP Enterprise Services.
"By investing in TechFuture Girls, we’re helping to create a diverse, inclusive environment by engaging girls at the very age when they start to disengage from (the subject of) technology. HP staff will also have the opportunity to volunteer at local TechFuture Girls where they will support teachers in delivering resources and serve as role models for the girls. We’re delighted to help make the successful TechFuture Girls program available more widely."
Visit the website at www.techfuturegirls.com
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