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Technology Awareness Programme in Schools (TAPS) (SIP077)
TAPS has linked education with local industry in the development of a technology awareness training package for young people. Part of the YouthStart initiative, its main aim is to improve youth training and employment opportunities particularly in disadvantaged areas.
24 months
Lead Organisation
Tallaght Institute of Technology, Dublin 22
Project Aims
  • To create an awareness of technology careers.
  • To increase the skills pool available to employers.
  • To counter educational disadvantage in the community.
  • To encourage further economic development in the area.
  • Indicative Outcomes
  • The development of schools-industry partnerships.
  • The delivery of ICT training courses to teachers.
  • The establishment of a website aimed at 12-16 year old students with information on technology education courses, college life, student life, technology careers and technology employers.
  • Participating Schools
    Collinstown Park Community School, Dublin
    Tallaght Community School, Dublin 24
    Jobstown Community School, Dublin
    St Joseph of Cluny, Dublin
    St Aidan's Community School, Dublin
    Firhouse Community School, Dublin
    Killinarden Community School, Dublin
    Coolmine Community School, Dublin
    Blakestown Community School, Dublin
    Colaiste Phadraig, Dublin
    St Kenin's Community School, Dublin
    Scoil Mhuire Community School, Dublin
    Further Information

    SIP is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education
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