Category: Skills

UTC calls on businesses to boost students’ skills

Your help is needed to plug the region’s skills gap, by providing real-world insight and experience to talented young computing specialists.

The UTC Olympic Legacy Park needs Sheffield companies to support its Computing department in creating a skilled workforce for the future. You could run single or regular sessions at the college to share your knowledge, skills and passion, or you can have this talented bunch of Computing students working on your next product or solution.

Pitch-in to support regional IoT innovation

The University of Sheffield is developing a LoRaWAN network and is inviting businesses to get involved.

What is Pitch-In? The Pitch-In project is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge, funded through Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund. Working with industrial and commercial partners, the universities will show how they can deliver benefits by enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. In each region, the Pitch-In programme is creating

SHU launches funded internships

The university is giving local employers access to talented graduates to support their business this summer.

Why consider an intern? We know that every business owner has a lot on their plates at the moment and taking on an intern is probably low down on your list of priorities. However, the graduates of 2020 are the workforce of the future so it’s to everyone’s benefit that they get some hands-on experience

Kids encouraged to design smart products during lockdown

DRJFF has launched free data science homeschooling packs to keep kids inspired and excited about technology.

The education charity has adapted its computer science curriculum for Key Stage 3 pupils to help them to carry on learning at home while households are in lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak. The material is aimed at 11-14 year-olds and is designed to be suitable as a self-guided activity for learners to enjoy individually at