VCSE organisation: Young Enterprise NI
Young Enterprise identified a digital skills gap in the Northern Ireland economy, with many young people lacking the skills that employers in the IT industry demand. Young people who do not study STEM subjects in their education rule out careers in this growth sector creating a digital divide. With the current career advice service, young people find it hard to comprehend how they can apply technology to solve business and social challenges.
Young Enterprise invested in a Learning Management System (LMS) providing enterprise education to schools in both an online environment and with blended learning in the longer term. As part of this work, the team are keen to develop a Virtual Reality module to help students and teachers understand how VR works, how this can be applied in a work setting and how it is experienced as a user.
Techie: Zoo Creative
Tech Solution: Watch the demonstration video of the prototype digital solution;
Following participation in the programme, YENI pitched for and received a Seed Fund award of £12,000 to enable them to further develop, test and launch their prototype project. You can watch their pitch and showcase event here
The Seed Fund award will be used to: