[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.19.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] We have launched the most innovative, creative and exciting STEAM programme into South African schools and tertiary education facilities. Inspire S.T.E.AM. uses techniques in both drone operation and programming to teach students from age 8 upwards just how awesome drones are. We are igniting imaginations through learning what drones can do and where they can be used, while expanding on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics disciplines. “The future of our economy relies greatly on people with STEAM skills. Africa hemorrhages cross cultural talent in STEAM disciplines from as early as primary school. This means that we are not drawing on 100% of our talent pool in STEAM careers, and our economy will suffer from the lack of diversity.” Simon Robinson Founder and CEO of Inspire Africa Group Understanding this very critical shortfall in our education system and that we are riding the wave of change with 4th Industrial Revolution technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR), and this is directly supporting new careers in multiple industry sectors, has led to the launching of this innovative and cutting-edge educational programme. Drone technology has been used by tech-savvy consumers and defence organisations for some years, but the benefits of this technology extends well beyond just these sectors. As drones become increasingly accessible many of the dangerous and high-paying jobs in commercial sectors are being displaced by drone technology, offering safe and cost-effective solutions ranging from data collection to delivery. Drone uses, their accessibility and their myriad of applications, extend past our lifestyle enjoyments, with flying fun and aerial photography, they now offer more career opportunities in an emerging global market that is valued well over $127 billion, and growing.
Inspire S.T.E.A.M. is a practical introduction into the future. It is a fun, tangible and beneficial introduction to applied technologies.They will learn to code and you may wonder why?
- 71% of all new STEM jobs are in computing, yet only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science.
- Learning to code increases a student’s odds of securing a lucrative STEM career in a highly competitive market.
- Programmers are in high demand with coding a vital skill.
- Coding improves creativity, with the course empowering children to not only consume digital media and technology, but to create it.
- Instead of simply playing a video game or using an app, they can imagine making their own video game, or envision what their own website or app might look like—and they’ll have the outlet for expression.
- When students code, they take complex problems and break them down into smaller parts, learning what it’s like to approach a problem the way a software engineer does, with logical, computational thinking. This logical thinking is a powerful tool in school, work, and life.
- The programme enhances communication and collaboration skills as all are joined by a common interest in technology.
- Python Programming used in drone operation is an object-oriented, high-level programming language with integrated dynamic semantics primarily for web and app development. But it is relatively simple, so it’s easy to learn since it requires a unique syntax that focuses on readability. Developers can read and translate Python code much easier than other languages.
- Python programming’s real-life applications have expanded with the internet as the reliance on this language has grown. A large majority of web applications and platforms rely on Python, including Google’s search engine, YouTube, and the web-oriented transaction system of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Even NASA uses this coding to programme their equipment and space machinery.