Ufi at Digital Careers Show
Many young people are attracted to the idea of working in the digital industries. But how do you choose the type of organisation you want to work for? And how do organisations themselves find people with the right digital tech skills? Ufi is working with MOBILIZE: LDN at a series of events in London, designed to link employers with the workforce of the future. The first of these events - the North London Digital Careers Show - takes place on 23rd February at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.
Ufi-supported projects MakerClub and NanoSimBox will be at the show testing and demonstrating their innovative voctech products throughout the day. These are just two examples of where Ufi is working to support new companies and new products in the emerging voctech market. Voctech companies will need talented young people with the right skills.
Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Ufi CEO, said:
'Working at the cutting edge of learning technologies to make vocational learning an attractive market for future investment, this work has real impact - creating new companies and new jobs in a new sector for digital technologies.'
A Ufi business networking event will complement the activities of the day. Starting at 5.30pm and aimed at tech SMEs , this is an opportunity for more companies to become part of the Ufi community of developers and learning providers. Highlights:
* Ufi CEO Rebecca Garrod-Waters will be talking about the new Voctech funding round for 2016.
* Harry Davies, Accelerator Manager from Wayra will explain how they grow digitech entrepreneurs into successful businesses
Register for your free ticket to the networking event
Ufi Charitable Trust has chosen to partner with MOBILIZE: LDN because of their shared ambition to improve the match of supply and demand for skills in the UK. MOBILIZE:LDN is supported by the Mayor of London’s Office, and aims to bring together the best young digital talent (15-25 years) with ‘thought-leading’ employers, keen to address recruitment challenges, raise skills and drive career ambitions in their local communities.
Ufi believes that it can make a real contribution to this by focusing on innovative uses of digital technology to deliver vocational training and learning – ‘voctech’.
(Photo of George the Poet courtesy of Techmix magazine)