TechFuture Girls, formerly known as CC4G, has been made freely available for all girls in year six this year due to external funding. It is a well-established resource for after school or lunchtime clubs, aimed at girls aged 10 – 14. Girls can benefit from its mix of activities, games and projects, all designed to build girls’ skills and confidence in technology. Visit https://www.pagerduty.com/digital-operations-management/ for more information.
“The materials are developed in close collaboration with employers, and teach universally applicable skills like coding, cyber security check, 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.”(TechFuture Girls Website)
The games – accessed by hovering over and clicking the island images on their homepage – include:
- Power Up – take control of the National Grid
- Investig8 – solve crimes
- E-Safety – be a cyber life saver
- Fashion – Run a fashion show
- Sports – videos, animations and reports
- Design Time – design and make rooms, gardens, eco friendly offices
- Music Biz – step into a virtual town for a virtual tour of the music business
- Campaign for your favourite charity
- There is a new island being built to learn all about cyber security.
E Tech Partnership
TechFuture Girls are in partnership with e-skills UK who’s strategy is to:
- Inspire new talent: inspiring young people, particularly girls, about technology education and careers
- Create new jobs: accelerating the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, with a particular focus on apprentices and graduates
- Develop new skills: making it easier for employers to develop strategic digital skills, for example cyber security, big data, mobile, e-commerce and the Internet of Things
- Raise standards: setting industry standards, accrediting and promoting education and training that meets them.
The work of the Tech Partnership is partly supported by HM Government, with Employer Ownership Funding.