An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Launches P-Tech Programme in Larkin (120)
Today was a historic day for Larkin Community College.
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Joe McHugh and Paschal Donohoe who joined us here in Larkin to launch the new and innovative P-Tech Programme (Pathways in Technology). Thanks to Councillors Ray McAdam, Maureen O'Sullivan, Aine Clancy and Deirdre Duffy for attending and constantly supporting the work we do in our school.
The P-Tech Programme affords students the opportunity to forge a future career in the digital economy. This programme focuses on the areas of Coding, Programming and Robotics. It enables students to develop their problem solving skills, enhance creativity and prepare our future generation for our ever evolving technological world.
P-Tech aims to tackle educational disadvantage and increase the numbers of students either finding employment in competitive entry level digital skills roles or progressing to higher education.
The P-tech Programme, which has been successfully piloted in countries such as America and Australia will be introduced to three inner city schools; Our College being fortunate enough being one of the chosen three.
We are all so excited to start our P-Tech adventure!