Digital Youth Programme

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council launched Digital Youth, a new innovative programme that will not only encourage and cultivate a digital enterprise culture in the region but also enable over 500 students from 12 secondary schools to develop a stronger foundation in digital skills. Launched at Markethill High School, Digital Youth will improve students’ knowledge and understanding of digital technology and widen their career prospects beyond traditional sectors.

Students with strong interests and aptitudes in entrepreneurship will be encouraged to explore the idea of setting up a digital business of their own in the future. Teams from schools will pitch their digital project to a panel of experts at a showcase event which will also celebrate the achievements of all participants.

The programme is not just for students though! This year, Council will be providing schools with access to Makematic  – a programme of bitesized, professional development videos for teachers, focusing on digital skills, innovation and careers. Each course is made up of simple, 2-3min practical videos developed in partnership with organisations like Allstate, Kainos, Liberty IT, P21 and Crayola. As part of the Digital Youth Programme, every teacher in each participating school will have access to the full library of courses, completely free of charge.

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  • 2016/17 Digital Youth Programme Watch the video from the 2016/17 Digital Youth Programme on youtube

  • Get Interactive!  Young people will get hands-on with the latest digital tech enabling them to widen their career prospects beyond the traditional sectors

  • Be Innovative!  Digital Masterclasses will task the participating young people to come up with the next big idea in a competition that will be showcased both locally and internationally


Get Involved

If you want to find out more, please contact Cathy Morrison cathy.morrison@yeni.co.uk