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Upskilling and reskilling and the role of Institutes of Technology.

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Early careers in digital and IT is more than just getting young people interested in an ICT based career. There are many people now looking to reskill or upskill in order to transition to digital and IT roles or some change from a previous role to something new where they need support and training.

What can organisations do to help new recruits of any age become valuable members of their digital and IT teams? From skills bridges for those transitioning, adult education for those upskilling to apprenticeships and the role of the Institute of Technologies for those starting out – this webinar will give you some ideas of what you can do next.

About the speakers

Ken Gaines

Ken Gaines is a Technical Adviser with City & Guilds for the digital and IT sector. As part of his role, he is part of a number of groups that help provide an insight into the trends and issues facing our industry.

Supporting training providers and employers, he provides updates on these trends, City & Guilds response and information on Government initiatives – including the latest funding.

Ken has been the education liaison for the BCS L&D specialist group for five years.

Ismini Vasileiou

Dr Ismini Vasileiou is an Associate Professor in Information Systems (FBCS, SFHEA) and Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester. Dr Vasileiou has extensive leadership experience in the field of computer science and its related fields, from developing new courses at strategic level to managing and implementing the Degree Apprenticeships portfolio. She has managed and led teams on information systems as the Head of Department and led various institutional bids and schemes.

Dr. Vasileiou's research interests include social engineering, security education, learning analytics and technology-supported learning. Dr Vasileiou has regularly been invited to deliver a variety of keynote presentations in relation to topics of digital transformation in higher education and social engineering.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Learning and Development specialist group

Webinar: Early careers - How to get into a digital tech or ICT career
Date and time
Tuesday 20 July, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is sold out