Code in Cornwall News – August 2014

dbs_code_logo_blkTrain the trainer course for Software Developers 

Understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach and mentor. Learn effective ways to pass on your knowledge and skills to others and how to present information to trainees. Explore different coaching and training models and develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support your training of others.

Next 4 day course – 10th/11th November & 8th/9th December 14   Course Details PDF .

Contact Nikki (nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk) for more information and to book a place.

We will be holding a meeting on the 25th September 14 – 9.30-11.30am at Pool Innovation Centre to discuss the progress of the first train-the-trainer programme so please attend and get involved.

 

Employer Led Software Developer Apprenticeships 

Help to develop a level 3/4 apprenticeship programme aimed at A-level leavers (or equivalent) as an alternative to university. If interested contact Nikki who will organise a visit to your company to discuss what would work for your business. You can also attend our Apprenticeship Employer Meeting on the 6th October 14. Please contact Nikki to confirm your attendance.

 

The Agile Summer Huddle 2014 

The Agile Summer Huddle was a success!

It would be great to make this bigger and better next year so please contact Nikki if you would like to get involved. This could be as a guest lecturer or a mentor for the day. We will also be hosting an employer fair again where you are welcome to come and meet the Huddle participants and view demos of their work (a great recruitment opportunity).

 

Coding Clubs 

We are looking for more volunteers to run coding clubs in Cornwall. If you are interested in becoming a coding club volunteer please contact Mike Trebilcock (mike.trebilcock@cornwall.ac.uk).

 

Taster sessions 

Our first taster session for school age children was a success.

We are planning more taster sessions over the year along side school visits to inform students of the career opportunities in coding.

 

Press releases:

http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Digital-businesses-unite-nurture-talent/story-21225183-detail/story.html

http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Young-game-programmers-enjoy-workshop-Cornwall/story-21041230-detail/story.html