Taking place on 9 March at Titanic Belfast, BelTech EDU will shine a light on alternative routes to employment, providing students with information and advice on how to kickstart their career in Tech.
Designed for post primary students, BelTech EDU will witness inspiring talks and exciting demos from Microsoft, Allstate and Kainos on artificial intelligence and security. A keynote address will be given by Abdullah Husam, TikTok Product Security Engineer.
A Dragon’s Den competition will take place, with school pupils using their creativity and skills to compete against each other and design a new app for a chance to win £500.
BelTech EDU is sponsored by Kainos, Allstate Northern Ireland, Danske Bank, Liberty IT, Techstart, Unosquare, Gearset, Belfast City Council, NantHealth, OpenNMS and VISA.
BelTech EDU is free to attend with 400 places on offer. To register students or enter the app competition, visit the BelTech website for more information.
Danielle Keenan, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Kainos, said:
“BelTech EDU is all about widening participation and career development in the tech sector by bringing young people together to provide them with advice on starting their career while simultaneously encouraging them to collaborate, share their creative thinking skills and develop innovative solutions to address world problems.
“As leading tech companies in the region, we have a social responsibility to prepare young people for the jobs of the future by providing them with the information necessary to make sustainable career choices.
“I would encourage any young person considering a career in tech to register for BelTech EDU to hear from leading industry experts and find out why a career in tech is for everyone.”
Geoff Sharpe, Head of Corporate at Danske Bank, said:
“We are pleased to be once again supporting BelTech EDU, an event that inspires the next generation of tech professionals in Northern Ireland. Our region’s tech industry is well known for its collaboration, and it is always fantastic to see the community come together to highlight the career opportunities in the sector. There’s an extremely strong programme of lively discussions and demos and I have no doubt it will bring great value for aspiring technologists.”