STUDENTS from Edmund Rice College got an insight to the world of computers and technology and the wealth of career opportunities open to them at the Queen’s Bring IT On roadshow.
The event was organised by technology sector advocate Momentum in collaboration with e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology and supported by The Department for Employment and Learning.
The event provided information about the skills requirements and career opportunities with the IT sector in Northern Ireland.
There is a widening gap between the number of people trained for the IT sector and the growing number of jobs available.
The event helped demonstrate the variety and attractiveness of a career in IT and offered guidance on the selection of appropriate subjects for students.
Employers such as BT Ireland, Allstate Technologies, Coca Cola and CITI were on hand at the event to provide valuable advice.
Ian Graham, from Momentum said: “These fun and interactive events help to highlight the importance of maths and science and how these subjects underpin a successful and rewarding career in IT.
“Students need to understand the technical element involved within the IT industry, but also have the softer skills to secure and promote business development.”
For more information on the Bring IT On programme and to get involved with the initiative go to www.bringitonni.info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.