Youth (ages 10 to 19) are invited to participate in Aspire Hub’s Technology and Life Skills Acquisition Program for Youth (TECHPLUS).
This 2-week (10-day) intensive course will teach students robotics, web development, video editing, and life-skill topics, including leadership, financial literacy, and health.
Join the class from the comfort of your home between July 25 and August 4, 2022 (2 weeks/10 days); from 9 am to 12 pm MDT (Edmonton Alberta Time) every day.
The full program schedule and Zoom links will be shared with parents that register.
There will also be a Parents’ Information Session; we will send you the invitation for this.
The Technology and Life Skills Acquisition Program for Youth (TECHPLUS) empowers junior and senior high students with technology and life skills they can leverage for immediate employment and build on for future learning and career opportunities.
This program aligns with the Aspire Hub’s broad objective of connecting youth with opportunities for improved career and health outcomes as they become successful adults, responsible citizens, and exemplary leaders.
We know that low skills perpetuate poverty and inequality. Skill development can reduce unemployment/under-employment, increase productivity, and improve living standards. We are building a vibrant community of responsible youth while reducing high-risk behaviour and increasing our youth’s circles of support.
TECH PLUS is a unique program designed to create opportunities for Youth to access experiential learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields while also acquiring soft skills in leadership, financial literacy, health, and entrepreneurship. The Program targets Youth between the ages of 10 and 19, who are mostly in junior and senior high school; or those transitioning from high school to post-secondary education.
Through the TECHPLUS Program, students will acquire marketable technical skills as they transition to post-secondary studies, while also building soft skills for job retention, team building, and leadership, in addition to access to mentorship and professional network for future career and employment prospects.
The Technology-Skills part of the program covers:
Video Editing and
The program includes classroom instructions and hours of hands-on practice with Instructors available to support and provide after-class support via Google Workspace and Zoom.
The Life-Skills part of the program covers Health and Wellness, Leadership (Leaders-In-Training), Workplace Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy (Wealth Builders Lab); which are aimed at helping the students to develop a healthy body and mind, become financially literate, develop a growth mindset, build great self-confidence, develop coping skills, and build leadership skills; all in a fun and interactive way through case studies, role-playing, story-telling, workbooks, assignments, presentations, quizzes, puzzles, games, and other interactive media.
The Health and Wellness modules include nutrition, self-care, stress management, exercise, drug awareness, study strategy, bullying management, self-defence, and other practical coping skills.
The Leadership Development (Leaders-In-Training) modules cover goal setting, decision-making, self-responsibility, time management, etc.
The Financial Literacy (Wealth Builders Lab) modules highlight topics like money management, budgeting, TFSAs, RRSPs, Credit, Student loans, Savings, etc;