Digital Explorers - An introduction
The Digital Explorer progamme has been running for 3 years so there’s a strong chance that we’ve visited your school at some point in the last few years. If not, you haven’t heard about this before, this is your speedy guide to explain what it’s all about and why you should get involved.
What is it?
We connect with young people via our website and when we run events at schools or universities, all of which are designed to inspire young people to consider a career in technology.
Who’s behind this?
This is a collaboration between Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and MyKindaFuture. TCS is a multinational information technology (IT) service, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra with offices all over the world. MyKindaFuture are the connection between young people and the world of work; our mission is to give every young person in the UK equal opportunities to achieve their career potential.
Why are we doing this?
TCS have been giving back to society for a long time and in many ways, one of which is this Digital Explorers programme which helps over 1000 young people a year understand and get excited about IT careers. At MKF, after 25 years in the industry, we know how daunting it is to decide what to do after school. Together TCS and MKF have built the Digital Explorers programme to be a place where young people can learn about themselves and IT careers, and win a work experience opportunity.
Why is there a prize?
Well, we all need some motivation don’t we? Prizes certainly do that. The prize at the end of the Digital Explorer’s programme is first and foremost the learning that comes from taking part in all the activities – learning about your values and what IT careers are available. There are also some incredibly valuable work experience places up for grabs too for finalists in London, Liverpool and Peterborough. Don’t worry if you don’t think you will be able to attend the work experience, an amazing technological prize will be sent your way. This could range from tickets to attend an eye opening exhibition, an opportunity to meet with a famous expert in the field of technology or maybe even an exciting new gadget!
How do I win a place on the work experience?
It’s simple! Take part in all the activities online and you’ll win points. The more points you have the more chance you have of being chosen for work experience. So what are you waiting for?
What are the activities?
There are lots of activities to do – digi modules, online chat forums, values questionnaires and a personal challenge too! You can also share with your friends to spread the word and add points to your total.
That’s great! Get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with anything you want to know.