First Lego League technical coach training

This post is used almost as is from an email I received from CSET (College of Science, Engineering and Technology), which is a college of UNISA (University of South Africa).

As mentioned in a previous post (News from I-SET) I-SET is a Unisa Community Engagement Project aimed at inspiring young people and their communities’ interest in Science, Engineering and Technology through fun activities.  These activities are mainly centered on children between the ages of 9 and 16 building robots from Lego blocks and programming them to achieve certain outcomes.
As part of the I-SET initiative they train the coaches, mentors and leaders of robotics teams in setting up and promoting their teams, building and programming the robots and teaching the children how to do research.  I-SET is now offering UNISA students within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology the opportunity to be trained  as qualified technical coaches.

A general meeting will be held to discuss the project with students where they will be informed of what is on offer with this program, what will be required from the students and what they will gain from being part of this project.  In order to take part students must be able to commit for at least a year to events presented during the week and over weekends, preferably reside in the Pretoria area, not be completing their studies during 2012 and be able to arrange their own transport to and from events.

The discussion will take place as stated below:

Date:  31 August 2012
Time:  10:00 - 11:00
Venue: Pretoria, Main camp: TvW building 10-24, Kopanong
Tel: 012 429 6069/6866

Please contact I-SET per e-mail at to confirm if you will be attending and for further enquiries.
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