CARIRI in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Curriculum Planning and Development Division invites secondary school teachers and students to participate in CARIRI’s Idea Generation Programme “Young Innovators Mobile App Competition” ( YIMAC).
The Programme is aligned to the Curriculum Planning and Development STREAM (Science Technology Research Engineering Arts Mathematics) Education Programme whose goal is to implement learning activities that may help increase student engagement behaviourally, emotionally and cognitively thereby positively affecting student learning and achievement.
The aim of the competition is to create an idea for an innovative mobile app that will solve an issue currently existing in Trinidad and Tobago. The competition motivates teams from secondary schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago to develop innovative mobile applications that address everyday problems. Through a combination of open forums (sensitization), a contest and workshops, the competition directly exposes thousands of students to idea generation and problem-solving skills. It uniquely engages the students and gives teachers the ability to support budding innovators of all skill levels.
Secondary school teachers and students from Forms 1 to 4.
Awareness forums to spur idea generation and introduce YIMAC within all major educational districts. The objective of the sensitization sessions is to foster the growth of an innovative mindset and promote a technological thrust towards mobile application development.
Each sensitization will include half–day sessions during the week of at three (3) major locations:
The focus of the contest is on App design, not development, so students are not required to have previous coding experience to enter. All they need is “an idea for a mobile app that will solve an existing problem they have identified in their school/ community/ nation“.
CARIRI’s core belief for innovation is “creativity being implemented”. As such the sole purpose of the competition is to highlight new innovative app ideas.
For more information contact:
299-0210 ext. 5687/2677