iEnterprise

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What is it?

iEnterprise supports young people aged 11-24 to identify a need within their community and develop an idea to address that need using digital technology to develop their ideas from inception to implementation.

How it works!

iEnterprise improves young people's digital literacy skills by developing their problem solving and cognitive thinking abilities, supporting young people to communicate their ideas more effectively using a range of digital platforms. Young people gain increased confidence using digital technology in intuitive ways that makes sense to them thus developing the knowledge to use technology as a problem solving tool.

The Results!

Young people involved in iEnterprise have created a cupcake making business, graphic design company, Raspberry Pi sessions for girls, staged under 18's music events and DJ workshops within their communities.  Participants have seen increased success rates at job/college interviews because employers/tutors are impressed with the level of responsibility, creativity and dedication they demonstrate as a result of talking about their community projects.

Find Out More 🙂

Watch iEnterprise participant, Courtney Carroll talk about her nomination for Digital Innovation project of the year at the 2016 Renfrewshire Youth Voice Awards for her iEnterprise project Makey Makey Paisley, the second video demonstrates how young people work as a team, having fun using technology to develop an idea at the University West Scotland.

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