On 18th October, BIT Training attended the Digital Futures Summit, held at Real Ideas Organisation’s Market Hall, Plymouth. This special event was part of their Key Stage 3 Raising Digital Engagement Pilot through HotSW LEP’s Digital Skills Partnership and Careers Hub. It aimed to support careers education to help schools demonstrate the relevance of digital skills, the career opportunities available in digital roles and the routes into them.
The day featured a carousel of activities linked to a variety of digital skills and potential career options. David Massey, BIT Training Educational Lead, said: “It was great to participate in this event to raise awareness and insight into digital IT and cyber security as well as the associated career opportunities available. It was fantastic to be able to meaningfully engage with so many students and schools, who were all really interested and enthusiastic to learn about the many different specialist pathways open to them as well as how it could be applied to other types of industries”.
Approximately 100 attendees participated in the event from secondary schools from Plymouth and across Devon that included Tavistock College, Devonport High School for Boys, Great Torrington School, St Boniface College and Plymouth High School for Girls.
David Massey, BIT Training Educational Lead, added: “It was a privilege to attend this educational event to inspire the future generation to consider pursuing digital and cyber careers. Throughout the day of activities, Xander Tilley, BIT Security SOC Analyst and myself provided career related information, advice and guidance to students and staff from the various schools and colleges. In addition, students participated in practical interactive demonstrations and activities on the topics of digital IT and cyber security to raise the importance of security threats / hacking attacks”.