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Discovering digital careers - virtual event for schools

Posted March 2020

Newport students will have the opportunity to explore a career in the digital sector next week - and it will all be done online.

Students in year nine and above will be invited to find out about the range of digital careers available to them on their doorstep and the skills and qualifications they need to be successful in them.

The week-long event will be delivered on Microsoft Teams and focusses on different themes each day: cyber security; software engineering, semi-conductor, creative and future technology and digital.

There will be a mix of live sessions and webinars with continued access following the event, providing an excellent resource for young people considering their career options and pathways.

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “Newport is home to many successful and growing businesses with further and significant growth in the sector projected over the next 10 years. We want Newport pupils to be excited by what their home city has to offer and to forge a path towards a related career with the support of our schools, colleges and businesses.”

Employers within these sectors will showcase what their companies do and the job roles they offer and answer questions from the students. Each day there will be a session with Careers Wales advisers on routes to employment in the sectors.

Employers and organisations taking part include: IQE; Newport Wafer Fab; SPTS; Wolfberry; Bright Branch; Third Space; Cardiff University National Software Academy; Cyber Wales; USW Cyber Security; USW Robotics; Coleg Gwent Gaming; Tarian; Urban Myth; and CEMET AI and Virtual Reality.

The event has been developed as part of the ‘right skills’ work being carried out by One Newport. One Newport is the city’s Public Services Board (PSB) where local public, private and third sector organisations work together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of the city.  

The delivery of this event has been led by Careers Wales and in partnership with Newport City Council, the University of South Wales, Coleg Gwent and the National Training Federation for Wales.

Further information on how students can access the event is available through Newport secondary schools.

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