15th August 2017
Level 3 Computing students in their 2nd year from South Devon College finished 3rd in KYOCodes, a new educational competition to find the app developers of tomorrow. The 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 was to design, programme and create a brand new app for KYOCERA’s suite of application software, powered by HyPA.
Students travelled to Reading to present their app development to 5 judges in the style of ‘Dragons Den’. The judging panel was made up of key education executives from KYOCERA, Intel, Fujitsu and the University Technical College. The judges were impressed with the students’ sales pitch for their app and a total score of 96 out of 150.
23 colleges took part in the competition which resulted in 5 going through to the final. The students won a Kyocera MFD Printer and received a certificate for completing Kyocera’s HyPAS platform Training for coming in 3rd place.
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 Wednesday 6th September 5pm-8pm at our Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ