UNDP, Sweden and the United Kingdom bring the professions of the future within reach of young people from the left bank of the Nistru river

December 13, 2023

One hundred and thirty-five students are better prepared to embrace the professions of the future and pursue successful careers after attending STEEAM training courses under initiatives implemented by UNDP’s “Advanced cross-river capacities for trade” project (AdTrade) in three educational institutions on the left bank of the Nistru river.

Thirty-six teachers from these institutions improved their digital skills to teach STEEAM subjects using a multidisciplinary and applied approach. STEEAM is an educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Mathematics as inquiry and analysis-based teaching methods to engage students and present relevant career models.

Besides supporting STEEAM education training courses, this year the UNDP/AdTrade project, with financial assistance from Sweden and the UK, established and equipped three digital laboratories at Camenca School No. 1, at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tiraspol and at the Tighina (Bender) College of Arts. Over the long term, the laboratories will provide access to the digital world and the subjects of the future for many more girls and boys studying in these educational institutions.

A year ago, with assistance from Sweden, the UK and UNDP, the AdTrade project established two more STEEAM classes, which helped train 140 girls and 24 refugee children from Ukraine, while 33 teachers improved their digital skills.

All these results, as well as the development prospects of the STEEAM approach on the left bank of the Nistru river, were discussed during a round table organised in Tiraspol on 13 December 2023 by the UNDP/AdTrade Project, which brought together students, teachers and IT experts involved in the implementation of STEEAM initiatives from both banks of the Nistru river.