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Fire Tech: Teaching 21st Century Tech Skills to 9-17 Year Olds in Manchester

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Fire Tech, a provider of hands-on, innovative education technology courses for 9-17 year olds, will be launching its summer tech camps in Manchester from 24th July – 11th August at The University of Manchester.

Fire Tech offers a range of courses in coding, creating and making, such as video game design, app design, robotics and digital music production which are designed to empower kids to solve problems, learn real-world skills and communicate globally. Participants learn as much in a week as they would in a year of programmatic coursework in secondary school.

The sessions that will be hosted on the five day courses in Manchester include; Junior Coder for 9 – 11 year olds, Video Game DesignMinecraft Maker and Mobile App Design for 9 – 12 year oldsCoding Games with Java and Python and Electronics with Minecraft for 12 – 17 year olds and Teen Coding with Python for 14 -17 year olds. The sessions take place between 10am – 4pm and 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

An image of fire techJill Hodges, CEO and founder said: “Our current economy is becoming increasingly tech-driven and with several UK based companies experiencing a gap in qualified STEM professionals – it is important that we introduce technology and its endless creative possibilities to children in Manchester at an early age to drive our economy forward. Back in 2014, inspired by my daughter, I founded Fire Tech as a response to addressing this issue head on to not only educate children on the endless capabilities of technology, but also to invite the younger generation to join the movement as active participants, as opposed to being passive consumers of technology. Technology is constantly evolving and so while there’s a lot to be learned, this means that there’s even more room to be creative with defining your own future.

Since launching in 2014, Fire Tech has delivered more than 4,000 technology courses across the UK, EU and Australia.

Fire Tech aims to ensure that young people are prepared for a world where technology increasingly drives the economy and are committed to making tech education available and accessible to all children. In order to make the programmes accessible to as many people as possible, Fire Tech offers scholarships to provide financial assistance to families that need it.

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