A brighter future in tech is coming to Wales

Edtech company Codez Academy has teamed up with the Welsh Government this month to promote a brighter future in technology here in Wales.

The firm is set to hold an event on October 23rd at educational charity Techniquest in Cardiff Bay. It’ll be a celebration of diversity and upcoming talent in the tech sector.

Held in partnership with the government, the event will showcase the potential job opportunities on offer to those in the initial stages of their careers and those who may want to change jobs.

From teaching us to nurture the digital skills in our young at the early stages to promoting gender balance across the industry, the event will cover a diverse range of topics.

The event has received support from organisations operating in Wales including Mobilise, the CGI Group, BT, The Learning and Work Institute, The Princes Trust, DevOpsGuys, Re:Program, Chwarae Teg and many more.

Speaking of the event, Codez Academy founder Dean Jenkins said: “There are over 3,000 new jobs available in the tech sector every year so by putting digital skills first, it opens up a whole world of new opportunities for a lot of people.

“At this event, we wanted to display the training opportunities available in Wales right now and show attendees that anyone can develop their digital knowledge and build a career in tech if they simply put their mind to it.”

The day will be jammed packed with opportunities for skills building, workshops, expert talks and the chance to network with businesses.

Dean, who will be running coding workshops on the day, added: “We’ve been planning this event for some time and it’s fantastic to have so much support behind it across such a range of organisations.

“Encouraging the development of digital skills in an ever-growing industry across Wales is paramount and the more we can do to make things as accessible as possible for everyone the better.

“Promoting diversity, being as inclusive as possible and ensuring this becomes part of business culture across the board is key to realising change.

“The more we help people see that they can work in tech and encourage the development of skills, the more we will see it benefit the industry as a whole.”

The free event will be held between 9.30am and 4pm at Techniquest on October 23rd. Tickets are limited, so if you’d like to attend, you need to be quick.

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-in-tech-tickets-37871340198