Coverks is working towards creating a learning opportunity for young people in the local area. Coverks is all about sharing knowledge whilst working together for mutual benefit. Coverks Academy aims to use these principles and extend it to younger people, providing something we wish we had whilst at school, an opportunity to try out and learn about new technology outside of the school curriculum.
This involves a whole bunch of different technologies, mixing creative and technological skills, including new media, software development, programming, 3D design and printing. Were hoping that given a taste for these subjects we will help young people to learn about online resources that can offer tremendous tool to teach ourselves.
The initial plan is to invite local friends to discuss the needs for specific age groups, on the 25th of November 2016 at Coverks in Kvinesdal and shape the curriculum around these needs, ready for 2017.
As a suggestion we have set up some ideas for the first three evenings for the course which would probably run an evening a month for 4 to 6 months. See http://coverks.no/academy/ these ideas are not yet set in stone. So far we have a small team of volunteers and a great location and some equipment, however this is a community effort and supported by like minded and willing people, if you think you may have something to offer or are interested in getting your kids involved, send us a mail or message on our FB page. https://www.facebook.com/coverks/