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Get Involved: Volunteer at Witty Careers' London School

Witty Careers

Are you a woman in Technology? Do you want to inspire the next generation of young people to start a career in Tech?

Apply to be a volunteer at Witty Careers' London School Programme on Saturday 11th May 2019, our Careers in Technology workshop for teenagers in Year 9-11. We just need a few details to get the application process started.

DEADLINE: Saturday 20th April 2019, 12pm

APPLY HERE

About Witty Careers

Witty Careers is an organisation focused on equipping Black and Minority Ethnic women with the skills needed to start a career in the Technology industry. Our team is made up of women who have been in the industry for 5-10 years and are passionate about paying it forward.

Why do we exist?

We want to equip women with all the skills they need to secure Technology internships and jobs that can lead to full time roles in the industry. The technology industry can sometimes look like a “black box” and we want to demystify and share how to start a career in Tech.

Find out more about Witty Careers and how you can get involved here.


AbilityNet

Get Involved: AbilityNet

AbilityNetAbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.

Our services

Accessibility Services

  • AbilityNet has a team of accessibility consultants and testers who work with digital teams in blue-chip companies such as Barclays, Lloyds Bank The FA and Microsoft to design and maintain accessible websites, apps and other digital services.
  • Find out more about our Accessibility Services

DSA/Students Services

  • Disabled Students' Allowances are a UK Government Grant to help any eligible student get the most from their higher education.
  • Our expert Assessors provide one-to-one advice and information to identify technology and other adjustments that will help them succeed in their education.
  • Find out more about our DSA/Students Services

Expert Resources

  • We provide factsheets, blogs, webinars and videos about the many ways that technology can help people with disabilities.
  • My Computer My Way is our unique guide to the many adjustments that make your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone easier to use.
  • Find out more about our expert resources

IT Support for Disabled and Older People At Home

  • We provide a range of free services for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them.
  • Call our free Helpline on 0800 269 545 to ask anything about how computers can be adapted to meet the needs of disabled people.
  • Our network of IT Can Help volunteers visit disabled people in their home to help with everyday IT needs.

Workplace Services

  • Technology can help people with all types of disability and impairment, but everyone has different needs.
  • Our professional assessors carefully identify the mix of technologies and adaptations that enables a disabled person to be more productive at work.
  • Read more about our Workplace Services

Find out more here


Code Club featured

Get Involved: Code Club

 

CodeClub-LOGOA nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11

We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Our volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week.

Each term the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. Terms 1 & 2 use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term 3 teaches the basics of web development using HTML and CSS. Term 4 teaches Python and so on.

We’d like to put a Code Club in every single primary school in the country. There are over 21,000 primary schools in the UK, it’s a big task but we think we can do it!

Our philosophy

Our goal is to inspire children to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.

We want children to leave Code Club inspired to pursue other digital making activities, whether that’s in their spare time, in school or as a career.

We want them to gain skills that are useful to them - not only learning to program, but also learning about computational thinking, problem solving, planning, designing and collaboration.

To find out more about our values - please read this blog post.

Why should children learn to code?

Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age. It’s not just enough for children to know how to use technology. They should know how it works and how to build it too.

Learning to code doesn’t just mean you can become a developer - it strengthens problem solving and logical thinking skills, and is useful for a range of other disciplines, careers and hobbies.

For more information visit: www.codeclub.org.uk