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October, 2011


October 26, 2011  8:30 AM

First steps towards a career in IT by The Open University

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Open University, Skills

Guest blog post: Kevin Streater is executive director for IT employer engagement at The Open University. The Open University are contributing a series of articles for ITWorks over the coming weeks, breaking down the skills requirements for making your way in the IT profession

The...

October 24, 2011  4:00 PM

The world needs start-ups to help drive innovation

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ITworks

Kevin Farrar, IBM Academic Initiative & IBM Global Entrepreneur Lead, UK & Ireland highlights what to expect from next months IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year 2011.

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October 21, 2011  2:09 PM

Christine Hodgson, chairman at Capgemini UK, on the need to embrace apprenticeships

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apprenticeships, Capgemini

A guest blog post from Christine Hodgson, chairman at Capgemini UK, about the need for the IT sector to embrace apprenticeships

With the latest youth unemployment figures at around one million, it's very disappointing that just 2% of the technology sector currently employs...


October 19, 2011  8:29 AM

Training for the future

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Uncategorized

A guest blog by Matthew Poyiadgi, european vice president at CompTIA

Training vs Experience? Surely both.

Over five blogs, I will discuss some of the challenges that the IT industry faces in training for the present and future based on CompTIA's conversations with the...


October 17, 2011  9:34 AM

The changing role of the CIO

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IT skills, ITworks

In this guest blog post, Doug Clark, IBM UK & Ireland cloud leader, writes about the role of the CIO. Businesses are powerd by IT, and as Doug discusses, the CIO has a unique opportunity to shape how business evolves, by smart use of IT to do things in innovative ways.


October 7, 2011  3:29 PM

WorldSkills 2011: Vince Cable says government will invest in skills to help employers

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apprenticeships, Skills, worldskills

Worldskills_smaller.jpgIn a speech at the international...

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October 7, 2011  2:23 PM

WorldSkills 2011: UK IT WorldSkills competitor tackles Active Directory, Linux and noisy welders

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Active Directory, Apache Web Server, FTP Server, Linux, worldskills

Worldskills_smaller.jpgI caught up with Worldskills UK...

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October 6, 2011  10:37 AM

IT sector needs standardised apprenticeships and revamped ICT GCSE

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Ann Brown, HR vice president at Capgemini UK discusses changes to the IT curriculum and the need for standardisation of IT apprenticeships

It's a sobering thought that some of those starting university in 2012 will finish their degrees with more than £40,000 worth of debt as...


October 5, 2011  12:16 PM

WorldSkills 2011: Apprenticeships at Cisco, 3M and XMA launched

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Worldskills_smaller.jpgWorldSkills kicks off today at Excel in London and will run from 5th-8th October....


October 3, 2011  8:30 AM

IT sector must speak in skills to bridge gaps in capability and boost IT workforce

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Career change, CIO, Executives, recruitment, Student, young professional

Kevin Streater is executive director for IT employer engagement at The Open University. The Open University will be contributing a series of articles for ITWorks over the coming weeks breaking down the skills requirements for making your way in the IT profession. First in the series looks how...


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