ITA hosts third IT Kid's Innovation Theatre

Oman Information Technology Authority to hold summer program in Muscat and Salalah

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ITA hosts third IT Kid's Innovation Theatre The ITA IT Kids Innovation Theatre will take place in Muscat and Salalah.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 18, 2018

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman is holding the third edition of its IT Kid's Innovation Theatre, a program to develop children's IT skills.

The summer camp will run in July and August in Muscat and Salalah. The program is organized in collaboration with Middle East College, OmanLNG and private sector organisations including Cisco, Innotech and Engineering for Kids.

The program aims at developing children's knowledge and abilities in IT, encouraging them to utilize their IT knowledge and imagination to produce creative services and products, and qualifying and empowering them to be IT entrepreneurs in the future.

The program targets kids between 9-12 years old who are familiar with some basic skills in IT such as using computers, running programs and some basic applications. This year, the program focuses on two main areas: Programming and Robotics. The program includes a set of activities such as workshops, project planning, preparation and implementation, and personal skills enhancement. The program is an opportunity for the kids to spend their free time during summer vacation. It also contributes in promoting the kids' skills in technology and raising their knowledge in IT.

The program will be held in the Middle East College, Muscat, during the period from 29 July to 16 August while it will be held in Salalah in the Public Authority for Civil Aviation during the period from 29 July to 9 August.

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