Supported by Boeing, DOW Chemicals, Anadarko Petroleum and the US Embassy in Algiers, World Learning Europe has partnered with the Algiers STE(A)M Centre to help engage students in core STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) competency education programs aimed at preparing them for next-generation high-tech opportunities.
The Algiers STE(A)M Centre is an industry-led initiative to strengthen innovation, critical thinking and communication skills of the Algerian workforce through direct training of youth, targeted training of teachers and community education forums and events. STE(A)M concepts are easier to learn when learning is an active exercise; skills gained through the STE(A)M Centre pertain to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modelling, coding, robotics, and even woodworking.
In the first three months of STE(A)M Centre activities, over 2,500 individuals registered for training, with the full series of trainings launched in June 2016. The Algiers STE(A)M Centre also plans to expand its offerings in 2018 via the creation of a Maker’s Space for invention design and implementations.
The collaboration between World Learning Europe and its partners aims to inspire and cultivate a global workforce for aerospace innovation by increasing access to education, accelerating skills development and enriching the educational experience for students. Additionally, integrating teacher training into the services available helps to further build the impact in schools in the larger community. Through an inclusive, forward-looking program, World Learning Europe hopes to provide real opportunities to thousands of young people in Algeria, whilst setting a benchmark of excellence for similar future engagements.