Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council launched Digital Youth, a new innovative programme that will not only encourage and cultivate a digital enterprise culture in the region but also enable over 500 students from 12 secondary schools to develop a stronger foundation in digital skills. Launched at St Catherine’s College in Armagh, Digital Youth will improve students’ knowledge and understanding of digital technology and widen their career prospects beyond traditional sectors.
The programme will see students compete for work placements in local digital businesses and learn from local Digital Ambassadors. Students with strong interests and aptitudes in entrepreneurship will be encouraged to explore the idea of setting up a digital business of their own in the future. Teams from schools will pitch their digital project to a panel of experts at a showcase event which will also celebrate the achievements of all participants.
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Be Inspired! Digital Ambassadors will inspire and champion young people, aged 14 to 18 years old, to get involved in the digital industry allowing the job seekers to meet the job makers with the potential for a short internship
Get Interactive! Young people will get hands-on with the latest digital tech enabling them to widen their career prospects beyond the traditional sectors
Be Innovative! Digital Masterclasses will task the participating young people to come up with the next big idea in a competition that will be showcased both locally and internationally
If you would be interested in becoming a Digital Ambassador or facilitating a work placement, please contact Cathy Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org