Get involved in Cornwall Tech Week - Email News - Software Cornwall
Join us during Cornwall Tech Week (4-12 Dec) please find below further details about the week below including;
School Assembly Visits – volunteers needed
Cornwall’s First Tech Jam – all welcome
A week of events for education and the community
Work Experience 2016
Cornwall Tech Week is an idea supported by Cornwall College, Software Cornwall and Volunteers from the local tech community to support teachers and students with the new Computer Science GCSE and raise awareness of Career Pathways and bring together the tech community in Cornwall. We hope Cornwall Tech Week will become an annual event where schools and businesses can work together to develop a positive digital engineering career pathway for the future.
Tech Champion Visit : Cornwall Tech Week – Career Pathways School Visits
As part of Cornwall Tech week volunteers from tech businesses from across the county are volunteering to visit secondary schools to talk to students in their assemblies prior to taking their GCSE options in January. We would like to give students a better understanding of the career pathways available in the tech sector in Cornwall, especially within digital and software engineering.
We aim to visit every secondary school in Cornwall, during tech week 5-12 December or before GCSE options are taken in January.
We have a 20 minute presentation suitable to give during assembly for volunteers to use and will help to match you with a school and organise a date and time to visit.
As part of Cornwall Tech week we are hosting a number of FREE events where teachers can come along and find out more about the Computer Science GCSE curriculum, teaching resources and link up with local tech champions ready to help support their local schools.
Events include Lego Education at Eden, #hourofcode at Eden, Truro College & Bodmin College
Details of events and booking can be found at https://cornwalltechweek.org/
Software Cornwall working collaboratively with members are planning to run a Work Experience week for students who would like the opportunity to work as part of a development team and business.
In the past two years we have seen requests for work experience places increase and busineses are unable to cope with the volume of requests now received, we therefore plan a collaborative event where students get to experience working as part of a dev team in a business environment.
We have a provisional week of the 4-8th July 2016 and have initially scoped a Mission to Mars event for 15-20 students. Students work in teams as part of a new business venture that requires coding of robots to undertake various challenges to deliver a product for a Mars Mission contract the new business has won.
The week provides a great experience for students where they can get hands on and gain real work experience. The final day will have the teams present their work and speak to the business community about careers opportunities and pathways.
Local businesses are sponsoring the experience with MyMediaLab and Bluefruit Software confirmed as sponsoring the first two teams and providing a mentor for each team.
If you would like to sponsor a team or a student place on the experience or you would like to volunteer to be a mentor please let us know!