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Nigel Akers Education Advisor Nottingham UTC
Learning for good: using IT to secure success in the 21 st century Nigel Akers Education Adviser, Nottingham UTC/Djanogly Learning Trust Usman Ghaffar and Shamraiz Zaib Students, Djanogly City Academy & Co-Founders of Techwin
IT’s my life 1970s
What employers say… “More than two thirds of employers feel that school leavers are ill equipped for the workplace” “Education in Britain is holding back the country's chances of success in the digital media economy”.
Lack of skills is a national disgrace “I urge employers not to walk by on the other side. This is no gimmick, it is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on our society.” Sir Digby Jones UK must work to keep skills edge “Among the challenges facing the UK as it strives to become a knowledge economy is the lack of IT skills. It is important for industry to work with schools to push an employer-driven curriculum.” Margaret Hodge What employers want... Recruiters will have to go global to meet IT skills needs “The greatest need and the greatest area of shortage is in business process design. Businesses are going to demand people who have a more fleshed out view of IT and business together.” Gartner Industry warned as A-level computing numbers slump “A future built on knowledge-intensive organisations requires more graduates to have a capacity to innovate, be enterprising and to have networking & communication skills. Such an approach has to start in schools.” Richard Brown New IT starters lack business acumen “The growing volume of IT roles in the UK…requires a sophisticated set of skills and understanding; one that encompasses business, communication, team working and project management skills, as well as in-depth and up-to-date technical knowledge.” E-Skills Enterprise Innovation Communication skills Technical knowledge Project Management Skills Team work Interpersonal skills
To use IT in innovative ways in our business To add value to the community To develop our communication & team working skills To make a profit To learn new skills
Create reading books for 4-6 year olds with a DVD to go with each one (£5 each) Create apps & merchandise based on the stories to help sell the books.
December –Christmas Fairs February – Market Square Summer Fairs
Open in September year olds Sub-regional centre of excellence specialising in Engineering, Science and I.T. with business challenges Co-sponsored by the University of Nottingham and Sir Harry Djanogly Lead employer: Toshiba, supported by Siemens, Wates, XMA, Boots... 24/7 1:1 access to the internet Nottingham UTC