Sentinus is a not for profit educational charity which works with schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland to deliver programmes which promote engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and support the development of young people by enhancing their essential life skills to more than 50,000 students annually.
We provide a wide range of programmes for young people of all ages to give them exciting and rewarding experiences in the STEM subjects and inspire them to consider careers in these areas. The programmes, which encourage the development of links with business and industry and enrich the learning experience for pupils, are designed to support the delivery of the curriculum, engage students in practical problem solving activities, research and development and investigative projects. Although focussing on science, technology, engineering and maths they also give significant opportunity to enhance employability and personal development through problem solving, team working, target setting, mentoring, working with adults and independent learning.
Sentinus also offers a range of programmes which support CCEA’s stated curriculum objectives of developing young people as individuals and contributors to society, the economy and the environment. These programmes include one day roadshows in schools focussing on areas including preparation for interview, personal career planning, personal effectiveness, business workshops and enhanced learning and can be incorporated into a structured programme aimed to support the development of students and their preparation for the work place. These interactive programmes are delivered by a team of expert Trainers and incorporate a wide range of practical activities.