Brilliant Labs, Island-wide
Jobs: Summer STEAM Mentors
Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education organization based in Atlantic Canada.
It runs hands-on technology and experiential learning camps for students from kindergarten to grade 6 at public libraries and community organizations year round.
During the school year, Carron visits PEI schools where students work on Maker Education and Brilliant Labs projects. “In addition to collaborating with the Department of Education this year with the Mobile Maker Cart Initiative, we are also able to support teachers with project funding and assist students who want to patent their inventions,” says Carron McCabe.
Summer is the busy time of year. “Last summer, we held camps in 19 library branches with over 800 students participating.
“A Canada Summer Jobs grant helps Brilliant Labs hire six student teachers. Camp experiences included coding, electronics, and robotics.
“We are looking for staff for this summer who are problem solvers and who like to mentor and work with kids. Summer programing will run eight to 10 weeks.
“New hires don’t need coding experience because we provide the training. It’s all about being open with children in solving problems together.”