Get with the Program partners with schools and businesses to deliver exciting tech learning events for students. Our mission is to inspire today’s students to become the tech innovators of the future.
The Approach: Each event aims to be fun, engaging and experiential, putting emphasis on the importance of creative problem solving and complex reasoning. Whether based on a moon landing in peril, deconstructing an enormous scale model of a Raspberry PI computer, or an idea of your making, we will provide a framework for the development and delivery of a successful event.
Our grass-roots tech and coding initiative, is designed to encourage children to recognise how a huge number of future jobs will typically require, at a minimum, a basic knowledge of technology. This understanding can broaden their horizons and opportunities, and increase their employment potential.
Get with the Program is committed to encouraging all children that they have a future and a place in computing and technology. We focus on equality and use images that show gender and ethnic diversity in our events. We work with other companies to create tools and content highlighting tech role models for girls and those from ethnic minorities, who may not currently see themselves fully represented in these roles. We support neurodiversity and are careful to create activities and events that support those with neurodiverse needs.
We encourage others to support their communities through volunteering and by providing funding, be that as parents in a school or representatives of the tech industry. We create job opportunities for local communities, focusing in particular on school hours roles so that children’s primary carers can also play a part in their local community and economy.