FutureSkills at MediaCityUK students take part in a packed week of digital activities

29 November 2019

Last week, I.T, Computing and Games students at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK took part in a packed week full of digital activities.

On the 19th November, FutureSkills held their inaugural Digital Conference. The conference hosted keynote guests from ITLab, Willmott Dixon, The University of Bolton and IN4.0

The day began with keynote speeches from Mo Isap; the CEO of IN4.0. IN4.0 are a cutting-edge digital training and digital transformation provider. The speech highlighted key messages for the students and inspired them to follow their dreams and passions. Mr Isap emphasised the point that ‘the sky’s the limit’.

Through the day there was a rich collection of digital activities and experiences which were enjoyed by students. Some of these were:

Lee Chadwick, Head of Department for I.T, Computing & Games, said: “It was a truly fantastic week for all students, staff and partners of the I.T, Computing & Games Department.”

“This has to be the biggest week in the ICG recent history with so much digital excellence and achievement being evidenced at FutureSkills. Our guests were inspirational and contributed all that anyone could ask of them. They were superb and left a great example of professionalism.”

  • VFX Masterclasses by Matt Lilley of University of Bolton
  • 3D Revit VR House Building by Eve Jones of Willmott Dixon
  • Virtual Reality Experience Room
  • Network Gaming Hackathon
  • Idea.Org Digital Award Room
  • Cyber Careers by Rob Jones of ITLab UK

To round off a massively successful Digital Conference week, the department had four students in the Grand Final at the NEC Birmingham for I.T Inclusive Skills on Saturday 23rd November for World Skills UK Live.

The team made FutureSkills very proud and all received highly commended certificates coming close to achieving a winner’s medal.

Wojciech Andrzejczak, from the I.T Software course did come away with a medal. Wojciech won the overall Grand Final Bronze winner for 2019. It was a fantastic achievement for both him and the college.

Commenting on the overall week, Lee added: “We are all so very proud of our students and this week really did show how dedicated and motivated they are.”

If you are interested in studying I.T, Computing & Games at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, then click here for more information.

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