Wakefield College CDIT Course - Call for Mentors

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Cognitiv is pleased to announce that after years of planning, the new Creative & Digital Industries course at Wakefield College is almost ready to go live, with the first intake of students starting in September 2015.

This course will provide 16 to 18 year old students with an opportunity to develop their design, coding and digital marketing skills before moving into employment or further study. 

The curriculum has been created with involvement from Cognitiv members to ensure that students are equipped with the latest industry level skills, thereby enhancing their employability prospects and providing Wakefield creative, digital and IT businesses with new, high quality talent.

Dan Conboy, comments: "To truly maximise the potential of these students, we believe that employer involvement is essential. We're looking for Cognitiv members to volunteer as mentors, providing students with an industry contact and advisor throughout their course, as well as potentially delivering guest talks on various areas of the industry.

"The time commitment is minimal - you'll need to meet with students once or twice each term - but the impact you could have on their education is significant.

"This new course is just the start of Cognitiv's vision for employer-led education in our industry. We are closely working with Wakefield College to develop a detailed plan for further and higher education across creative, digital and IT which will provide employers in the district with high-skilled future employees. Member involvement is key to make this happen."

If you could spare some time for this important role then please contact Cognitiv's Chair, Dan Conboy, for more information.