Novosco Cloud Camp, in partnership with Almac will run 8th – 12th August 2016
Two of Northern Ireland’s most innovative companies have joined together with Belfast Metropolitan College to launch Northern Ireland’s first IT infrastructure summer camp.
Novosco Cloud Camp, which is organised by Novosco and supported by Almac, will run at Belfast Met’s Titanic Quarter Campus between 8th and 12th August, 2016.
Free of charge and open to year 11–13 students at schools across Northern Ireland, it will provide hands-on IT infrastructure experience, as well as a fun learning environment.
Professional IT engineers and Belfast Met lecturers will facilitate the camp, which will also involve a tour of Novosco’s NI Science Park headquarters to allow students to see a world-class managed cloud company in action.
In addition to free registration, all participants will be provided with a free Raspberry Pi to keep, as well as a £5 lunch voucher per day.
Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “We are delighted to be working with Almac and Belfast Met to help deliver what will be a valuable initiative for skills development in Northern Ireland. As a fast-growing managed cloud company, we are very aware of the need to encourage more of our young people to choose IT, and we believe that there is no better career than IT infrastructure.”
Andrew Hillis, VP and Group Head of Information Services at Almac commented, “As a global company providing unique services, demand from clients all over the world continues to grow. IT plays an incredibly important role in delivering our global operations and as such we offer a vast range of career opportunities within Almac to people with these skills. Cloud Camp is an excellent way of stimulating interest in IT infrastructure amongst young people and we look forward to working with Novosco to encourage potential future employees.”
Belfast Met’s Principal and CEO, Marie-Thérèse McGivern, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Novosco Cloud Camp at our state-of-the-art Titanic Quarter campus this summer. We look forward to welcoming young people to the College where they will gain hands-on experience from our lecturers and get the opportunity to utilise the top class facilities at our campus. This experience will no doubt grow their interest in this area and help them succeed in their future careers.”
Novosco employs 120 people and works for leading organisations across the UK and Ireland, including many of Northern Ireland’s top companies, UK health trusts, councils and other organisations. It has been ranked one of the top companies to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times for the last four years.