Business Development Advisor James Bemrose, from Truro and Penwith College, attended the event along with over 100 guests from the sector. James hosted an informative lightening talk that covered ‘How to Develop Software Developers’, with the support from Chris Weavill, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Hertzian, one of the College’s Apprenticeship employers. You can take a look at the talk here at 1:59:15.
James said: “We are proud to be a member of the Software Cornwall community and the Tech Connect event was a great opportunity for making connections, for businesses to share their skills and knowledge, to explore future opportunities for the sector and also to celebrate successes. As an outstanding College, our aim is to work closely with businesses to support young people entering the tech industry and to develop our quality provision in response to the needs of employers.”
A ‘Tech Jam’ formed part of the event and provided industry-related activities for young learners from a range of Cornish schools, inspiring the future of the tech generation. There was also an opportunity for prospective learners to find out more about the industry, how to enter it and the possibilities the sector may offer future generations.
James continued: “It was brilliant to see so many young people getting excited about technology and a privilege to present our Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) as a means of helping tackle the software skills shortage in Cornwall. Our aim with the programme is to develop digital skills and retain talent in Cornwall, both key in developing the strength of the Cornish economy.”
The Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) was designed in partnership with employers and introduced by the College last year. The course has been designed to provide individuals with the primary skills Cornish businesses need to develop technology. Find out more about the course and how to apply here.
The College would like to extend a huge thank you to Software Cornwall and Goonhilly Earth Station for hosting such an important and informative event, which we were very proud to be a part of.
Are you an individual with your heart set on a tech career? Visit our website at truro-penwith.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 01872 242711 to find out more about our Apprenticeship opportunities and how we can help you enter the tech industry.