Introduction to Youth Training

With Aerial Drones and Terrestrial Robots

The Introduction to Youth Training Course is designed for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in conducting youth training to raise awareness on the importance of STEM. The course aims to introduce multiple platforms which can be adapted into different programs to teach youth about problem solving through logical thinking in the real world. Through this course, participants will be able to learn from the experiences of fellow facilitators and teachers from all over the globe, understand the best practices and lessons learned and be able to organise their own youth activity in no time.

Your Instructor

Amrita Lal
Amrita Lal

Amrita works as the Youth Coordinator & GIS Support at WeRobotics. She is an experienced CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Australia) certified drone pilot and a graduate from the University of the South Pacific with a background in Geospatial Science and Geography. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Geoscience from the same university in 2019. In the same year, she was added to the growing list of “Women to Watch in UAS’ in the Humanitarian category for her work with the Red Cross team in Fiji. During her studies, she worked with the UN Women on their Market4Change project as an intern with a prime focus on the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji’s market assets. Since 2016, she has also been actively involved with various NGOs such as the MentorMe Foundation, where she helped youths perform better academically through one-on-one mentoring.

Prior to joining WeRobotics, Amrita worked as the Regional Coordinator for the South Pacific Flying Labs based in Fiji. Here, she worked with various government agencies, non-government agencies and universities leading a wide range of projects. At the South Pacific Flying Labs she also pioneered and conducted several youth programs like the “Fly Like A Girl’ and ‘Aerial Adventure’ programs. She designed these programs to encourage youths in the main island of Fiji to choose science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their schools, universities and eventually their career. In these programs she introduced Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROV) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) coupled with survey gear and photogrammetry software for data collection and processing.

Amrita was born and raised in the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome, Course Overview and Introductions
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a self-paced online course, which means you decide when you start and how many hours you decide to spend on this course per week or per month. Access is for three months and participants must successfully complete the course within 3 months to receive a certificate of completion.
How much time should I allocate to take the course?
To get the most out of the course, participants should plan to dedicate up to 4 hours in total, comprising video presentations, online discussions, 1 short assignment and recommended readings (optional). That said, the course can also be completed within 2.5 hours.
How do I complete the course?
The course is led by video presentations and facilitated by WeRobotics and guest experts through a dedicated online forum. Participants will need to follow the video presentations, participate in the online forum and complete 1 short assignment in order to successfully complete the course.
Do I have to be an expert in drones to take the course?
The course does not require prior knowledge of drones, terrestrial robots or expertise in youth program implementation. It is designed to give you an overview of what can be expected, what needs to be done when implementing these programs as well as how to overcome challenges commonly faced in youth programs.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us via email [email protected]
Are scholarships available for the course?
At this moment, we do not offer any scholarship for this course.

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