Providing STEM training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth
Riding on the success of the start-up project which was funded by the SIE Fund in 2017, the project team proposes to extend the scope of business from providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculums to training youngsters to become STEM technicians. Such training would help the youngsters unleash their talents and build their career path in STEM education.
The venture aims to provide disadvantaged youth with employment and empowerment opportunities through basic STEM courses and on-the-job training and coaching which cover design thinking, coding, 3D printing technologies, etc., as well as a 20-hour "train-the-trainer" session.
Trained youngsters will be recruited as part-time/full-time STEM tutors or curriculum designers to assist in the implementation of the team's in-house or on-site school STEM classes. On-the-job training and coaching will be provided to these youngsters, who will be awarded a certificate of achievement upon completion of the training and assessment.
The venture will also select trained youngsters to be employed as full-time contract-based STEM technicians to station at partner schools to support the implementation of STEM curriculums offered by the team to the schools.