What is Wavemaker?
Wavemaker is the delivery and implementation of a three year programme funded by Comic Relief and Nominet Trust.
Our focus is on creating a space where designers, makers, learners and experts in North Staffordshire can come together in a cohesive way. Utilising learning materials and creative projects, we aim to offer a fun and valuable experience for all members of the community.
We hope that bringing people together from various backgrounds, skillsets and expertise will help us move forward and increase opportunities for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke-on-Trent is an area in need of improvement and rejuvenation, and we’re looking to local citizens to help us do that.
We aim to address a range of problems, both in locally and further afield.
- the gap in digital skills of young people, and specifically transferable skills for the future.
- lack of opportunities for young people to access resources and equipment, including high-quality digital spaces.
- lack of opportunity to share skills and knowledge between professionals and budding learners/makers.
We want you to get involved with the Wavemaker project. No matter your needs, you will have some part to play and we’re eager to work with you. Whether you want to learn something new or just want a space to develop and work on your own projects, come speak to us and see what opportunities await.
Remember, we want to have a space where learners can mix with makers and experts. The environment will be one filled with questions, problem solving, deconstructing and rebuilding, and in turn will help develop a variety of transferable skills.
We have three main categories we feel you’ll fit into. Each one leads onto the other and it may be that you don’t fall into just one. Where do you fit?
The Wavemaker Team
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