Students from FutureSkills at MediaCityUK take part in groundbreaking DEVA event

09 December 2019

Students from I.T Computing & Games participated in the groundbreaking DEVA event in MediaCityUK last month.

The Digital Entrepreneurs, Vloggers and Ambassadors (DEVA) Network creates an employability resource for young people. The resource is designed to support, develop and articulate their professional career identity.

The programme is perfect for any aspiring digital students as they will receive mentoring, career advice and exposure to cutting-edge technology.

The students completed a three-day programme created by IN4.0 EDUCATION, a community interest company and a division of the specialist training and consultancy service IN4.0 Group. The programme was also created in partnership with the University of Salford and the Salford Foundation.

The first two days of this event were held at the Landing, with the final day and award prize-giving ceremony being held at the University of Salford MediaCityUK campus. There were four awards to be won, with FutureSkills students winning three of them.

Mo Isap, CEO of IN4.0 said: “It was so refreshing to see how proactive students were and so it was not a surprise that three of the award winners were from FutureSkills.”

The award winners

Video artists, YouTubers and digital entrepreneurs mentored the students during the masterclasses and hosted a series of workshops.

All students created a video portfolio, and gained knowledge and understanding of soft skills, awareness and insight into job readiness and developed their confidence and motivation to pursue digital and creative careers.

Industry-standard and cutting-edge resources were available to students including AI and virtual reality elements that made this experience invaluable in future technology for future careers.

Lee Chadwick commented: “The student response to DEVA was outstandingly positive with all of the participants wanting to return in February for more.”

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

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