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Peter Quayle speaks about the importance of relationships at Career Ready networking evening
24 May, 2016
On Tuesday 24th May, Career Ready held a networking event at Noa Bakehouse - the focus of the evening was for the students to develop and nurture their contacts with employers within the IT Sector.
Morgan Skillicorn from Ramsey Grammar School commented:
“I am not comfortable talking to employers but the relaxed atmosphere broke down these barriers. Thanks to all the employers for giving up their time this evening – I really enjoyed it!”
What is Career Ready?
The Career Ready programme offers practical learning to help young people develop the skills they need for a career in IT which is linked to their academic studies or interests.
Running on the Island since 2014 the Career Ready programme involves 4 schools: Ramsey Grammar School, QEII, Castle Rushen and St Ninian’s working together to deliver an IT-themed Career Ready programme.
Classroom learning is married to direct contact with the workplace and employers that makes the Career Ready programme stand out.
The Career Ready programme consists of 4 pillars – masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and internships. It provides the opportunity for schools, colleges & employers to work together in highly productive ways to develop future talent pipelines, to ensure the curriculum is meeting the local employer skill needs and to help transform young people’s life chances.
Businesses involved on the Isle of Man
Employer support is growing for the programme as more and more local companies recognise the value in developing future talent for the island’s growing ICT industry.
Good and enthusiastic collaboration between Government departments, third sector volunteers and the Manx ICT Association has been the key to success of the programme.
Career Ready’s initiative has been backed by the Department of Economic and Development and Department of Education and Children and is also supported by employers on the Isle of Man. These include: PDMS, Noc396, Hansard Global, GTS (IOM Government Cabinet Office), AFD Software, Ramsey, IT Works, WiManx, FutureTech Ltd, Netcetera, Isle of Man Post Office, Annexio, Galileo Fund Services Limited, Lloyds Banking Group, Caledonia Ltd, and Isle of Man Government Departments; E-gaming, Project Managers, Network Architects and E-business managers.
For more information about Career Ready and find out how you can get involved visit www.careerready.org.uk