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Digital careers workshop heads for Aberdeen and Inverness

The events will take place in Aberdeen, Inverness and Oban
The events will take place in Aberdeen, Inverness and Oban

Secondary school pupils in the north and north-east are being offered the chance to take part in roadshow showcasing digital career paths.

Discovering Digital World kicks off in Aberdeen next month and will make stop off in Oban and Inverness as it tours the country.

Aimed at S1-S3s, the series has been launched in partnership between youth charity Young Scot and Skills

Development Scotland’s online careers information and advice service, My World of Work.

The roadshow will provide attendees with hands-on workshops, masterclasses and demonstrations where they will test out products and dabble in coding, design and developing.

There will also be session for parents and teachers as part of the campaign.

Employers form the digital industry will be at hand to answer questions and advice on how to enter the profession.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said it was a fantastic opportunity to for young people.

She said: “Every young person should have the opportunity to learn about the careers available to them regardless of where they live.

“That’s why this project, delivered through Digital World in association with My World of Work, is so vital.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to reach these young people and make them aware of the amazing digital careers, learning and training that are on offer to them.”

The roadshow will be at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen on Monday, February 29, The Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban on Friday, March 11 and Inverness College on Monday, March 14.

For more information visit www.digitalworld.net

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