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How do you get this?
Funded projects, internships, apprentice
schemes, ways for young people to
engage with industry are crucial.
Collaborate with Makerspaces/Tech Shops/
FabLabs/Hackspaces when there’s no money.
Go to them, don’t ask them to come over.
Let them see the tools of the trade in action.
Young people understand social media, but
don’t necessarily understand the web & how
it’s built or how to code.
We need codeclubs for all ages, not just the
We need to make engineering attractive and
not associated with coal mines.
Tech City & other tech startup memes make
Iteration & failure more acceptable.
We need to remove the stigma of failure in
the same way we teach children to keep
failing until they get it right.
We don’t have to be perfect.
New industries develop when other people’s
languages are understood and collaboration
happens. A designer working with an engineer.
Young people will have to understand that
different languages mean different worlds &
be encouraged to work with others from
other schools, older students, younger students
or remotely with other countries.
Traditional industry is being eroded by the role
of technology & automation.
What is a 16 year old going to do if she quits
She can Google her way into a career if she
been told she can.
The role of schools
An environment for intense collaboration.
An environment where you can ask questions
and Google the answers.
An environment where you can build your own
An environment where you can see industry
from a safe distance.
The role of schools
A career engaging in computing can come from
outside of computer science.
Talking to Oxbridge about the role of
technology for the future. These are not soft
Educating parents about the role of technology
courses in the future of their child.