Newry students bring I.T on

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Friday, March 18th, 2016
Community, Jobs & Careers
Pupils from Our Ladys Grammar, Newry took part in an I.T workshop as part of the Bring IT On programme delivered by IT3Sixty.
From left : Tyra Kelly , Nasreen Mohammed , Orla Brady

From left : Tyra Kelly, Nasreen Mohammed, Orla Brady

The multi-faceted initiative includes direct outreach into schools, with more than 5000 students in 150 schools hearing a tech careers presentation or taking part in an employability workshop. Nearly three quarters of those who attend the careers presentation say they are more likely to take up a career in IT as a result. Indeed applications for computing-related degrees in Northern Ireland have increased by more than 90% over the last seven years, demonstrating the impact of programmes such as Bring IT On. To build on its success and reach a younger audience, Bring IT On has now been joined by Junior Bring IT On, designed for 8 – 12 year olds. On the website, would-be tech wizards can practise being cyber detectives in an online game; take their first steps in web design; and learn about the world of tech though quizzes and competitions.
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LearnSpark1At the same time a programme of Cyber Security Workshops has been going out to junior schools: more than 500 10 – 11 year olds have found out about staying safe online, beating cyber-bullying, and a day in the life of a cyber-professional. For more information on Bring IT On events and activities to inspire young people about the digital industry go to www.juniorbio.com or email enda@it3sixty.com

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