Skills for the future
The Waves of Change project aimed to bring heritage and technology skills to young people to help bridge the gap between education and employment, with a particular emphasis on those who are not currently following a path to higher education or otherwise have easy access to skills and training opportunities. Funding was provided by the Doris Campbell Memorial Fund through the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation.
A series of workshops, each focusing on a different aspect of technology and archaeology, was offered to young people aged 16 to 25, and included using drones, taking archaeological photographs, diving, and 3D modelling.
Feedback from the courses includes:
- “Superb course, 10/10 would recommend, best course of this type I’ve done”
- “Really enjoyed every session, no complaints at all. Very good job by everyone involved and hope everyone else did enjoy it.”
- I enjoyed… “using camera in general haven’t used one before so good to learn how to use one properly”
- “Really informative and knowledgeable while still being fun and interesting“
- “They [MAT staff] were brilliant at engaging with the group and giving real-world examples of where they had used the technologies to both capture what the artefact was, and then use it in museum or outreach interpretation so all could enjoy it. They were very approachable and friendly and made the course very enjoyable. Thank you!”