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  • 1. Specialisterne in Scotland
    No kilts no bagpipes
    • Huge expectations
    • 2. Information Days
    • 3. 50 candidates interviewed
    • 4. 12 enter training
    • 5. 10 employed ( as of 2nd May 2011)
  • Quality of candidates was very high
    5 Masters Degrees
    1 Phd
    5 Honours degrees in IT
    Average unemployed 5 years
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 6. Problems with training material – bar set too low.
    IT Tutor did not have skills required
    Solution
    Master classes from SOPRA Group
    Trained to ISEB Foundation level software testing
    Average pass mark 95%
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 7. Specialist skills
    Web design
    3d rendering
    Information architecture
    Content Management
    Customer Relationship Management
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 8. The Big Lie
    Autistic People are rigid thinkers and are not creative
    This is nonsense
    Our staff think outside the (neurotypical) box
    Some are very creative
    Managing obsessions is key for project mangers.
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 9. Our Team
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 10. Learning
    Social group for trainees/consultants/families http://www.specialisterne.net
    Adapt all IT training materials to be ASD friendly
    Business and IT skills of staff team have to be very high
    Autism practitioners must be qualified!
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 11. Specialisternescotland.co.uk – business website
    Specialisterne-academy.com – lesson plan site
    Vimeo video channel – videos of lessons
    Lynda.com – online training package
    Specialisterne in Scotlandweb assets
  • 12. Zoho CRM
    Drupal
    Joomla
    WordPress
    Concrete 5
    Site Test
    HP Quality Centre
    SQL
    CSS3
    HTML5
    Java
    Javascript
    Perl
    Python
    Moodle
    Adobe Balsalmic
    Microsoft 365
    .NET
    C#
    C++
    Rubyonrails
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 13. 3rd Floor North, 8 Nelson Mandela Place,
    Glasgow G2 1BT
    0141 352 7400
    enquiries@specialisternescotland.co.uk
    Specialisterne in Scotland
  • 14. Respect
    lead by example
  • 15. Why Scotland?
  • 16. My Inspiration