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Direction for digital careers

Attendees at Kettering Techspo event.

Students aiming for a career in the digital and technology industries had the chance to network with local sector leaders at a showcase held at Tresham College’s Kettering campus.

Tresham College, part of The Bedford College Group, working with North Northamptonshire Council, hosted the Techspo event on Friday, October 21 to highlight the careers they can progress to.

The session was part of the Digital Northamptonshire initiative, with a number of employers showcasing their tech, career opportunities and interactive activities.

Tresham College had a series of workshops on their technology courses – from digital marketing to game design and software development along with a number of external vendors.

Ian Pryce presenting at Direction for Digital Careers event.

Students took part in a Dragons Den-style competition to pitch ideas for protecting the environment and improving town centres using new technology. The winners were Will Patterson and Saul McEarlan with their ‘Scan to save Initiative’ who won a VR headset, kindly donated by the council. All entrepreneurs that took part received a £20 Amazon gift voucher.

Cllr David Howes, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Rural Communities and Localism, said:

“It’s fantastic that Tresham College organised such an event and we’re pleased that North Northants Council supported it.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Council, said:

“This is a great way of demonstrating the talent we have in North Northants – creating opportunities for our young people in the area is a key priority for the council. Bolstering the digital economy is essential to ensure future growth and opportunity.”

Sheraz Amin, Executive Director for Digital Transformation at The Bedford College Group, said:

“This was an opportunity to bring important parts of our community together and to showcase how the Group can support them to develop talent in this high growth, digital economy.”

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