27th March 2017
A group of Digital Media and Computing South Devon College students have qualified for the 2nd round of the national KYOCodes competition, hosted by KYOCERA. The 10-week coding challenge is open to all educational establishments in the Fujitsu Education Ambassador Programme and is designed to develop digital skills in a real-life setting.
South Devon College is part of the Fujitsu Education Ambassador Programme – a national engagement initiative led by four global IT leaders (Fujitsu, Intel, Brocade and KYOCERA) that aims to highlight the use of computing power to underpin knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and drive forward innovation and digital skills development.
KYOCERA supports the Fujitsu Education Ambassador Programme to enhance teaching and unleash students’ potential by putting technology at the heart of education. The competition aims to address an ongoing need to embrace computer sciences and digital literacy at an early age. The challenge is to design a brand new app for KYOCERA’s suite of application software, powered by HyPAS.
Testing their sales and marketing skills, as well as their digital capabilities, first place will be awarded to the team who is able to best design an app suitable to meet the needs of a real business.
Steve Caunter Assistant Principal for Hi-Tech & Digital and the Fujitsu Education Ambassador said ‘It’s a fantastic achievement to reach this stage and a great opportunity for our Digital Media and Computing students to compete and demonstrate their skills on a national stage’.
For more information on the Fujitsu Education Ambassador programme, please email [email protected] or call 08000 380123. Alternatively, to find out more about Digital Media and Computing courses come along to our next Open Evening on the 17th May 5pm-8pm at our Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ.