Local pupils visit Fujitsu to develop IT skills

Pupils from Harding Memorial School in Belfast recently took part in a series of interactive ICT workshops with leading information technology company, Fujitsu, as part of Business in the Community NI’s ‘Time To’ series.

Designed to equip young people with valuable transferable and digital skills for the future, the programme aims to ignite students’ interest in ICT and give them a better of understanding of its benefits and uses.

Emma McCrory and Michael Barrett from Fujitsu led the workshops and introduced the P6 students to various communications tools and facilitated a design thinking exercise that challenged the students to develop new ideas and devices to improve their learning experience in the classroom using ICT.

The group also got to see technology in action with a guided tour of Fujitsu’s head office.

Speaking about the workshop, Sinead Dillon, Principal Consultant at Fujitsu said: “Developing young people’s ICT skills and technological literacy is more important than ever now we’re in an age when technology is relied upon across all businesses. We proudly support Business in the Community Northern Ireland’s technology and educational programmes which are designed to equip students, like those from Harding Memorial School, with the information and skills they need to progress in a world where digitalisation is becoming more prevalent in all aspects of life.

“It’s important to keep talent flowing through the technology pipeline especially as the sector is expected to need an influx of fresh faces in the near future and through activities like this, we can give young people a flavour of what an exciting industry technology is to work in.”