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Partner:
Dell

Course Type:
Type 2 - Workshops

Curriculum:
Computing, Technology and Engineering

Age Group:
S1, S2, S4, S3, S5, S6

ASN:
Yes

Start/End Dates:
Available between Sep 6th - Jun 30th 2022

Timetable Availability:
Fully Flexible Day/Time

Number of Sessions:
1 (standalone)

Duration:
45 Minutes

Repeated:
Yes

Repetition Frequency:
N/A

Max Capacity:
Flexible - we want lots of participation and usually recommend delivery to a class of 25 to 50 students. Several classes from the same school can be combined.

Description:
Would you be interested in a Virtual Visit from Dell Technologies to your school this year? Digital Futures is a program provided by Dell to inform students about careers in technology and engineering.

Scotland’s technology sector is growing one and half times faster than the overall economy. The tech sector is one of the biggest employers and with further growth predicted, our aim is to help students in Scotland take the first step towards thinking about a career in technology.

How can we help? We developed a short program called “Digital Futures” that is designed to get students thinking about careers in Technology and Engineering. We are passionate about empowering students with this knowledge and will deliver the session virtually. All materials are provided: all we need from you is a classroom filled with students.

What is the program about? Two representatives will facilitate an educational and interactive discussion about the different careers in the Technology sector, with the aim of helping your students think about the many technology career options available to them – from general IT to Mobile, to Gaming and e-commerce, including diverse careers within leading IT companies.

Who is it aimed at? This session is ideally suited for Secondary School students before they choose their subjects for Nationals or Highers.

Additional Requirements:
We will use polls during the session so it would be helpful if students can connect to individual devices to answer polls (e.g.: phone, tablet or computer).

Other Info:
We have included some suggested pre-work below. This is not mandatory but we found that some light pre-work can help maximize participation in the virtual environment: you can discuss the following points with the students prior to the session.

  • What does the word ‘Digital’ mean to you?
  • Can you think of examples of technology you use in your day to day life?
  • How do you feel about technology?
  • What is your greatest strength? What are you really good at?
  • What is your dream job? Why?
  • What kind of skills could you have based on your personality which would be useful in a job in the tech sector?

Please register your interest here!