Campus North and Sage combine to deliver Tech for Life success

Campus North’s digital skills initiative Tech for Life has been hailed a resounding success, following its recent Makers and Creators programme.

Over 30 children from 8 years upwards came to the free week long scheme at the Newcastle-based business and creative hub.

Supported by Sage Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sage, both girls and boys were able to learn new skills in coding and electronics with support from industry experts.

Feedback from the young people was overwhelmingly positive, with learning to code robots and Minecraft the most popular sessions on show.

The Sage tech team not only developed content they also supported the delivery of the week-long programme with additional help from A-level students Harry from Whitley Bay High School, Scott from Discovery School and Joseph from Sunderland College.

Alan Laing, MD UK and Ireland, Sage, said: “We are delighted to support this innovative programme by Tech for Life. We know that by equipping youngsters with the right tech skills now, we are helping to support the UK’s business productivity potential tomorrow, which is needed in all advanced world economies.

“By ensuring our next generation of workers and entrepreneurs understand how to use technology and have the right tech skills, we are helping to give them real career advantages that they can translate across a range of sectors.”

Lyndsey Britton, co-founder of Tech for Life and Campus North said: “The enthusiasm and creativity of the young people was wonderful to see. We enjoyed the week as much as they did and it was great to get such brilliant feedback from the parents too.

“With Tech for Life we recognise where the gaps are and are developing schemes open to all to help make sure we have the right kind of skills in the future to have a strong digital economy here in the North East.”

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