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Cracking the Tech Careers code

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Project Description

The aim of this pilot is to create a video which explains the tech industry – including roles and routes into the sector.  It’s aimed at young people and also careers influencers will be able to use it as a resource in years to come.

 

The aim of this pilot is to create a video which explains the tech industry – including roles and routes into the sector.  It’s aimed at young people and also careers influencers will be able to use it as a resource in years to come.

 

Content covers:

  • Why do careers and education professionals need up-to-date training on the tech sector?
  • Tech definitions
  • Overview of employment in the tech sector
  • But it’s not all technical roles in tech
  • A model for understanding tech careers
  • Verticals
  • Occupations
  • Technologies
  • Skills
  • Bringing it all together using Software Development as an example
  • Bringing it all together using Tech Support as an example
  • Bringing it all together using Digital Marketing as an example
  • Bringing it all together using Cyber Security as an example
  • Routes into tech careers – HE, Apprenticeships, FE, Private courses

The employer will work with the school to:

  • Explain concept of what we’re doing
  • Develop storyboard and script
  • Check final content and messages
  • Have 4 physical visits to the school and additionally provide ongoing advice and support throughout the process to the teacher and students by email/phone/skype
  • Help with finding filming content – such as talking heads

 

Partners

School: Dagenham Park School

Employer: Central Careers Hub

Delivery Partner: Hackney Community College

Project Images

  • Meet the students
  • Meet the students
  • Meet the students
  • Meet the students

Project Videos

Resources & Links

Cracking the Tech Careers Code presentation for teachers

Policy download

Law - the impact of new technology

Policy download

Preparing young people for the future

Policy download

Project Blog

Great first session with the students

Great first session with the students

VIEW UPDATE

Great introduction session with Central Careers Hub

Great introduction session with Central Careers Hub

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Looking forward to meeting the students

Looking forward to meeting the students

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FEEDBACK

  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.
  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.