The Software Sector Capacity Building Project

dbs_code_logo_blkThe Software Sector Capacity Building Project

Employers within the Cornish software industry have identified significant growth in the sector over the next 3-5 years requiring increasing numbers of highly skilled and talented individuals to enter and progress within the workforce. A lack of appropriate accredited training programmes locally is further contributing to an increasing skills gap within the sector.

The primary aim of this project is to address the growing demand for highly skilled, talented and motivated employees in specialist disciplines within the Cornish software sector.

Events for School Leavers/Graduates and anyone who is passionate about coding

Coding School Summer 2014

The coding school is a course delivered over 2 weeks to suit IT professionals, graduates and hobbyists wanting to start a career in the software industry. Course to include Agile, Languages, App Development, Understanding career pathways.

The coding school will provide opportunities for students with technical skills to gain experience in applying their skills through working on live commercial projects in order to enhance and support their career progression.

Please contact Nikki Stevens on nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk for more information

Taster Event – Autumn 2014

Interactive tours and workshops open to school/college leavers and the general public – more information to follow soon.

Apprenticeship Programme – September 2014

An apprenticeship programme allowing apprentices to work for shorter periods with a number of businesses along side the delivery of the Level 2 Diploma in ICT Software Development (Level 3 from Sept 15).

Please contact Nikki Stevens on nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk for more information

dBs Code – A level Equivalent – September 2014

More information to follow soon

Future events:

Coding Easter School 2015

Course delivered during the Easter holidays – suitable for school/college leaver with an interest in ICT. The course will cover coding basics, applications of software development, Raspberry Pi practicals and introduction to languages.

Taster Event – Easter 2015

Interactive tours and workshops open to school/college leavers and the general public.

Information for Employers

Coaching and Mentoring Programme

Training for management and team leaders of Software companies to support future internal training and skills development of existing employees. The programme will lead to an ILM Leadership & Management qualification at level 3.

Please contact Nikki Stevens on nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk for more information

Apprenticeship Programme – September 2014

Employer-led apprenticeship programme allowing apprentices to work for shorter periods with a number of businesses. Businesses will benefit from seeing a larger selection of potential permanent employees. Apprentices will also achieve the Level 2 Diploma in ICT Software Development (Level 3 from Sept 15).

If you are a company that would be intereseted in getting involved with work placements for apprenticeships please contact Nikki Stevens on nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk for more information

11-16 year olds

 Easter Taster 2014 @ dBs – How to Hack Minecraft

Interactive tour and workshop involving basic coding on raspberry pi’s – open to 11-16 year olds – local schools invited.

School Visits

Offered to local schools – Talk on ‘Careers in Coding’

 Coding Clubs

Clubs run at local schools by Cornwall College Business. The first club is set to start in June 2014.

Please contact Nikki Stevens on nikki.stevens@dbsmusic.co.uk for more information on any of the above.