Tech Era, in partnership with Intelitek is set to host its maiden robotics workshop in Ghana.
The workshop aimed at training students in robotics and coding will be targeting about 200 students between 6 and 21 years.
It will take place at four locations; GES Science Resource Center, Educase Literacy Consult, Presec Legon and Jack and Jill School.
According to Derrick Omari, CEO of Tech Era, the event will be held in two sessions.
The first session will take place from June 25 to July 31, whereas the second will be held from July 23 to August 31.
The event, is to increase the number of tech-savvy students in Ghana as well as bridge the gap between theoretical and practical studies.
According to the CEO, the event will also help equip students with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills.
This, he disclosed, will help prepare students to participate in national and international competitions.
He mentioned during an interview with TechVoiceAfrica that, aside building the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students, they also stand to gain the following:
• A CoderZ Account license for an entire year. (Coderz is an online robotics learning
• A free Intelitek Cyber Robotics T-shirt and certificates upon completion.
• Medals upon completing their final challenges, with awards from sponsors to the best teams.
He noted that, with Tech Era, robots are key.
This according to him is because, robots help captivate the imagination and promote 21st century skills.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Tech Era is an award winning social enterprise that facilitates and provides
practical, relevant and inclusive tech education and supporting technologies in Africa to schools, institutions and corporate bodies.
It teaches hearing and visually impaired persons programming, robotics and electronics.
Tech Era is currently bringing a comprehensive school management software solution to schools in Ghana.
It is working on a project that will train 500 women in Tech, Entreprenuership and Leadership.
The company has robotics clubs in High schools as well as IT training programs in Rural areas.
Per the hardworking of the company, its CEO has won numerous awards and has also been recognized as a Queen’s young leader by the Queen of England.
Its partner, Intelitek, is a global leader in providing turnkey solutions for Human
Resources Development, STEM Education, Career Skills Training and Professional Development.
Report by: Stephanie Horsu