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Software Cornwall

The award winning Education Outreach from Software Cornwall creates the link between learning and employers. Cornwall is one of the fastest growing tech regions in the UK and like everywhere else finds it difficult to recruit talent. Where better to start than in schools.

To date over 16,000 students have received a careers assembly, nearly 700 have had a workshop in school, 300 plus have attended the work experience and plus there are the out of school events run every month too. Most of these have been to secondary students but we now want to extend our reach to the younger students.
Software Cornwall can provide workshops with all the kit provided by ourselves. We utilise Raspberry Pi computers with BBC Microbits and various other items of exciting technology. Though we are unable to run a Code Club for a school we can visit and assist in starting one up. If there is a group of teachers who would like the opportunity to have a hands-on taster themselves, we are happy to help. We are coordinating our efforts with Code Club South West and STEM Ambassadors.

All the outreach Software Cornwall provides is with no expense to the schools. We want to encourage all students to have a go at creating code. It is not just for the technologically adept but also for the creatives and thinkers. Careers in the future will employees to be more digitally skilled to stand the chance of gaining the best positions. By reaching out at a younger age we hope that in the future our staff will be more home grown.