Youth Charity Looks to explore Coding, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Local charity Shropshire Youth Support Trust has attended its second Partnership Meeting in Estonia to discuss the CAIR 4 YOUTH project.
The project CAIR 4 YOUTH has been designed to support professionals in the youth sector in acquiring and developing coding, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Robotics skills. There will be a focus on upskilling Youth Workers in fun and game-inspired, non-formal educational methods in these areas. The project will present innovative methods of utilising methodologies to help increase access to affordable and high-quality youth services in the digital age.
The target groups of the project are youth, youth workers and team leaders lacking knowledge or competence in Robotics, Coding and A.I., youth workers lacking experience with Robotics, and professional experts. Our involvement is to help develop the programme from the perspective of being ‘youth engagement experts
Chief Executive, Richard Nuttall, explains his decision to be part of this project. “We live in an age of technology which includes tablets, devices in the home and garden, e.g. lawnmowers, that utilise coding, A.I. and robotics. As a charity, it is necessary for us to evolve so we can support today’s youth to develop future careers and entrepreneurs in this digital age”.
Looking at the project’s purpose, Richard adds, “We work with youth workers and young people who can heavily benefit from this training. Learning how to code wasn’t around when I was in school. This programme will provide a platform to upskill and educate youth workers and young people for free. This is something that myself and our charity are excited to share”.
Richard has provided additional support to support the CAIR 4 YOUTH project lead Jason Fullwood on this. “We have hired a new member of staff, Rebecca Haire, who is leading our Delivery Team. Rebecca has been with us for a month now and has proceeded to hit the ground running. She has accompanied Jason to Estonia and France for the projects’ TPM meetings. She is learning all about the project and the capabilities of Coding, A.I. and Robotics, which will prove essential when speaking to our young beneficiaries”.
You can find out more about CAIR 4 Youth on the following website: https://cair4youth.com/activities/