Presentation on theme: "Information Technology / Computer Science Objectives Identify jobs in IT and Computer Science Identify transferable skills IT/CS provides."— Presentation transcript:
email@example.com Information Technology / Computer Science Objectives Identify jobs in IT and Computer Science Identify transferable skills IT/CS provides Have a go at learning to code for the first time Why IT/CS?
firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s get started… Even if you don’t want to work directly in the IT/CS industry, you can’t escape the need to have good IT skills, no matter what occupation you choose… 1. Task: List three jobs where you wouldn’t be expected to use a computer from time to time… 2. Task: List three jobs that you couldn’t do without the use of a computer…
email@example.com Transferable Skills IT skills are as important as reading and writing. Good IT skills can enable you to do better in other subjects. These are called “transferable skills”. With good IT skills you can: Analyse data Organise and plan more effectively Solve problems Design products for print and on-screen Communicate and work as a team Create and innovate Research and improve your own skills
firstname.lastname@example.org For your own business If you want to start your own business, good IT skills are essential to the efficient running of your business… Creating marketing and publicity materials to advertise your business Keeping your financial accounts accurate and up to date Communicating and collaborating with customers and suppliers Designing new products and services
email@example.com Careers in IT/CS Programming Systems Engineering Technical support Network design and administration Database design and administration Systems analysis, design and testing Robotics Scientific experimentation and analysis Game design Telecoms Training & education Music production Over 1.5 million people are employed in the IT/CS/Telecoms sector. These jobs did not exist 20 years ago. There are a huge range of specialist jobs to cater to your interests… Careers in CS video?
firstname.lastname@example.org Why I love IT/CS I can create new things from nothing it helps me do my job more efficiently and effectively it helps me communicate and collaborate with people from across the globe solving problems through programming is challenging and incredibly rewarding using my skills to help others is an incredibly useful skill Designing ways to make things people do every day simpler and quicker is a highly valued skill
email@example.com Career = Hobby I turned a hobby into a career. Some things I have been spending my spare time doing… Programming mods for minecraft Jailbreaking, modifying and repairing my iPhone Solving mathematical challenges using programming Setting up my Raspberry Pi as a media, web and database server to stream video to my TV Getting my Lego Mindstorms robot to do new and inventive things
firstname.lastname@example.org What is stopping you? Lots of people stay away from IT/CS because they see it as very difficult, requiring very particular skills. People rate programming as one of the most difficult skills to master. However, this is not true. Watch the video to hear what some people you will know have to say about it… Why Code video?
email@example.com So lets learn something… Beginner http://hourofcode.com/co Learn the basics of programming with Angry birds Intermediate http://code.org/flappy Create your very own Flappy Bird game Expert http://hourofcode.com/mg Build an iPhone game in your browser