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by Tom Freeman
14 January 2016
Digital skills roadshow launched

Digital skills roadshow launched

An interactive roadshow to attract young people into careers in digital technology has been launched by Young Scot and Skills Development Scotland.

Aimed at S1-3, Discovering Digital World will visit secondary schools in eight towns and cities across Scotland, providing workshops and demonstrations on coding and developing software.

There will also be sessions for parents and teachers.

Young Scot chief executive Louise Macdonald said: “Every young person should have the opportunity to learn about the careers available to them regardless of where they live. That’s why this project, delivered through Digital World in association with My World of Work, is so vital.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to reach these young people and make them aware of the amazing digital careers, learning and training that are on offer to them.”

Claire Gillespie, key sector manager for ICT and Digital Technologies at Skills Development Scotland, said digital was a rapidly evolving sector with good prospects.

“Parents and teachers play a vital role in helping young people make career decisions so I am pleased that we are able to run dedicated sessions for each of those groups,” she added.

A Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s ICT and Digital Technologies Sector was launched last year, backed by £6.6m from the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership

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