Inspiring Future Talent in Digital

Hosted by Leeds City Council

Event overview:

The event delegate audience is educators – careers leads, heads of year, IT and digital teachers, from secondary schools, 6th form colleges and universities within Leeds and the wider city region, who are responsible for helping young people with digital education and career advice and guidance. Also employers and training providers who are interested in participating in future talent discussions and skills needs for digital careers.

The event will include interactive discussions and panel speaker sessions to help educators understand what employers skills needs are and how they can help to support future talent in the digital sector. Sessions will include:

  • what skills employers are looking for in digital careers
  • a workshop session to generate thinking and ideas around how we can increase diversity in digital careers, and how to encourage younger people from underrepresented groups to start a career in digital
  • digital careers resource support options for educators
  • emerging technologies and future skills needs

Draft agenda:

9: 00 Coffee and networking

9:30 Welcome and Intro

9:35 Digital career stories, reflecting on the barriers and successes

9:50 Speaker – Leeds labour market overview (digital careers)

10:00 Panel discussion – Employer digital skills needs including technical and soft skills.

10:45 Speaker – Training options post 16

10:55 – 11:05 refreshment break

11:05 -11:50 Workshop session. Increasing diversity in digital, how to encourage younger people from underrepresented groups to start a career in digital.

11:50 Speaker – Digital careers support resources

12:00 Speaker – Regional approach to digital skills

12:10 Panel discussion – Emerging technology and skills needs

13:00 Closing remarks

13:05 close and networking

If you have any queries, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Careers & Education, Diversity and Inclusion
Inspiring Future Talent in Digital
29th Sep 2022 9:00am - 1:30pm
Hosted by Leeds City Council
Printworks Campus, Leeds City College, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JY

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