Year 11 ICT and computing students immersed themselves into a digital world on Monday 20.03.17 by participating in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Digital Youth programme. The innovative programme that was recently launched by the council is aimed at encouraging and cultivating a digital enterprise culture in the region.

‘Digital Youth’ will improve students’ knowledge and understanding of digital technology and widen their career prospects beyond traditional sectors. The programme began with two very inspiring talks from local Digital Ambassadors Andrew Gough from GCD Technologies and Neal Myers from O2.  Andrew is a former past student of the college.

Next up was experimenting with new tech!  Students got the opportunity to experiment with a Virtual Reality headset, Lego Robot and a leap motion sensor.

After break students worked in their teams of 7, with each team having to come up with their own idea for a product which was linked to the area of an “Internet of things”.  There were various roles within each team for example; Group Leader, Finance, Sales and Marketing.  A short business plan was created by each team and the programme finished off with a keynote presentation whereby the teams delivered the business proposals to a panel of judges.  The successful team will now go on to the next stages.

Watch this space to see how the team progress in June…

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