40 chil­dren par­tic­i­pate in sec­ond edi­tion of IT Kids In­no­va­tion The­atre

Muscat Daily - - PRESS RELEASES -

With the vi­sion of de­vel­op­ing chil­dren’s abil­i­ties in In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nolo­gies (ICT), the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Au­thor­ity (ITA), in co­op­er­a­tion with Mid­dle East Col­lege and other pub­lic and pri­vate part­ners, launched the sec­ond edi­tion of the train­ing pro­gramme of IT Kids In­no­va­tion The­atre on Mon­day. It will last for a month at Knowl­edge Oa­sis Mus­cat, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 40 chil­dren from dif­fer­ent parts of the sul­tanate.

The pro­gramme aims at de­vel­op­ing and en­hanc­ing chil­dren’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the IT field and en­cour­ag­ing them to utilise their IT knowl­edge, ideas and imag­i­na­tion to pro­duce real ser­vices and prod­ucts un­der the su­per­vi­sion of spe­cial­ists in this field, in ad­di­tion to qual­i­fy­ing and empowering them to be fu­ture IT en­trepreneurs.

The pro­gramme in­cludes tech­ni­cal and non-tech­ni­cal skill devel­op­ment un­der dif­fer­ent fields, which are Dig­i­tal Me­dia devel­op­ment (like an­i­ma­tion, film pro­duc­tion etc), Ap­plica- tions devel­op­ment (elec­tronic games and mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions), hard­ware and IT in­no­va­tion (ro­bot­ics, pro­gram­ming and other re­lated ap­pli­ca­tion devel­op­ment) along with soft skill devel­op­ment in the ar­eas of per­son­al­ity devel­op­ment, in­ter­per­sonal ef­fec­tive­ness, mind map­ping, en­trepreneur­ship devel­op­ment, se­cu­rity, HSE, prob­lem-solv­ing ses­sions.

In as­so­ci­a­tion with Mi­crosoft and Oman IT So­ci­ety, IT Kids In­no­va­tion The­atre is hav­ing an open day ses­sion for chil­dren un­der the name of Code and Cre­ate @ 2 Hours of Code.

It will give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire the ba­sic skills in cod­ing.

Reg­is­tra­tion in 2 Hours of Code is open for stu­dents of all na­tion­al­i­ties, in the age group of 8-15 years. For reg­is­tra­tion, visit http://www.ita.gov.om/itkit/.

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