Earlier this week I visited Carlisle College to speak to the students as part of their Computing Event. The event was focussed on showcasing the computing industry to the students, along with letting them see the type of jobs that are available from local experts.
I was there to explain who we are at David Allen IT Solutions and what we deliver in the IT sector. My presentation illustrated to the students the route I personally took into IT which has enabled me to progress to my current position as an IT Director of David Allen IT Solutions. Academically, after completing a 2 year BTEC at Carlisle College I went on to university to study Computer Science. Following this I worked hard to expand my knowledge and experience by building relationships with business owners and undertook voluntary work experience before entering into full time employment.
After providing an overview of my career journey to date, I went on to showcase some of the projects David Allen IT Solutions have worked on and how I consult with businesses to improve their IT infrastructure. Following this I held a questions and answer session allowing the students to ask me any questions they may have about my role.
On the day I had the pleasure of being joined by other representatives from businesses such as CN Group, Hydrant and BT who were also presenting to the students their roles in the IT industry. It was fantastic to see local businesses supporting education and the different routes into employment for all the students offering them practical advice, support and encouragement.
We are passionate about the future of the IT industry and know that bringing on the next generation of talent is fundamental to see the continued growth of the sector servicing businesses across the county and beyond.