WizKlub, an edtech startup, has launched a global TEC Olympiad – the most comprehensive Olympiad on tech aptitude, coding and robotics. The Olympiad will recognize the bright minds on these parameters with technology orientation on a global level.
The Tech Explorer & Creator (TEC) Olympiad is being held in association with 1200+ schools across the world where participating students can win scholarships, certificates and medals worth Rs 85 lakhs. The Olympiad will have three stages and the finals will be conducted in Feb 2022.
Amit Bansal, Founder and CEO, WizKlub, said with TEC Olympiad the platform is working towards its aim of empowering a million minds with skills for future careers. “With this Olympiad, we want to identify bright minds that have potential of excellence across core cognitive and technology skills. High potential students would get an opportunity to begin their journey of creating Tech Products through the Young Product Designers Program, a unique program involving problem solving, design coding and robotics to create real-world Tech Products.”
The current generation of school going kids would be working on jobs that don’t exist today, solving problems that we don’t even know are problems yet, and working on technologies that have not been invented yet. The traditional school approach of rote-based learning doesn’t support the thinking and problem solving mindset required to take on future jobs. Technology and cognitive skills would be key to a fulfilling future.
TEC Olympiad is designed by practitioners working in the area of cognitive and tech excellence for children. The Olympiad covers various skills like technology aptitude (that would cover skills of Algorithmic Thinking, Logic, Inductive and Deductive Reasoning), syntax-less coding (that would create an ability to identify the expected output when a certain set of block-based instructions are run) and Tech & Robotics (awareness of technology used in tech products and robotics).
The objective is to get children to the exciting world of using technology to solve real-world problems. According to the Top Future Skills of 2025, the tech exploration and creation skills have been identified as one of the topmost. The Olympiad will have prelims, quarter finals and then Grand Finale with online tests at the zonal, city and global level.