Steve Amor, senior sales engineer at BT and seasoned volunteer, has been spreading tech skills in Cornwall for five years as an ambassador for education and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
He’s spent hundreds of hours teaching teenagers how to develop software, training teachers and librarians, and introducing people of all ages and abilities to computer programming. His efforts, volunteering with local organisation Software Cornwall, won them an excellence award for their contribution to the tech and digital sector at the Cornwall Live EDGE Awards.
“It was fantastic to be recognised for all the work we do. Cornwall is the third-fastest growing tech cluster in the UK and Software Cornwall supports the region’s digital community and helps people get into local tech careers. After 29 years with BT, my own volunteering came about because I’d got to a point in my life where I wanted to give something back to the community. And for me, it’s fun too.”