AVEIRO STEAM CITY - Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context Aveiro, Portugal Jobs and skills in the local economyEdit 30 March 2020
For the inaugural ceremony, Sarrazola’s Primary School hosted an open class for the local students’ community, where the Mayor along with with the project partners and press interacted with the students during class activities and tested the new equipment.
The Mayor of Aveiro stated that “This day will be forever in our children’s minds, as the day that the schools adapted to the technological needs of today. Aveiro needs more qualified people to work in companies in the municipality, and not only. It is for the children that we are sowing today to be able to harvest in the future.”
The City of Aveiro installed Tech Labs in all primary schools and have already deployed a training scheme for school teachers. 31 Local schools are equipped with Tech Labs, containing a 3D printer, Robotic Kits, Electric components and laptops, to stimulate young children interest for these activities and developed their skills in these areas. The main objectives of this initiative are the development of STEAM skills, stimulate students interest for these areas and create experimentation sessions for students to explore digital tools and solutions.
This action is part of the broader strategy of the City of Aveiro to promote the STEAM education and skills throughout the different school levels.