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Digital showcase event aims to create career pathway for talented pupils

Schools and education

03 October 2022

Campus of Tresham College

School pupils aiming for a future career in the digital and technology industries will have the chance to network with local sector leaders at a showcase event later this month.

Tresham College, part of The Bedford College Group, working with North Northamptonshire Council, will host the invitation only Techspo event at the Kettering campus on Friday, October 21.

Tresham College will have a series of exhibition stands on their technology courses - from digital marketing to game design and software development. 

Technology companies will be attending to share their work and career opportunities with names signed up so far including Smart Octopus Voice Agency, AR Media, Starship Robotics and Voi e-scooters. 

While students from local schools will be taking part in a Dragons Den-style competition to pitch ideas for protecting the environment and improving town centres using new technology. There will be prizes of a VR headset for the best ideas.

The event is seen as a great opportunity for new connections to be made between schools, Tresham College and local tech business to spark future collaborations and pathways into the industry.

The session is part of the Digital Northamptonshire initiative which also includes a Merged Futures event hosted by the University of Northampton in the summer.

It’s fantastic that Tresham College is organising such an event and we’re pleased that North Northants Council will be supporting it. 

Teaching modern digital skills and providing jobs that can use them is a key part of growing our local economy. I’m looking forward to hearing about the different technology courses the College offer and seeing the students pitch their Dragons Den innovation ideas.
Cllr David Howes, the Council’s Executive Member for Rural Communities and Localism


This is a great way of demonstrating the talent we have in North Northants - creating opportunities for our young people in the area is a key priority for the council.

Bolstering the digital economy is essential to ensure future growth and opportunity
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
This is a fantastic opportunity to bring important parts of our local community together, from local schools, employers and local government and showcasing how the Group can support with the courses we have to offer and continuing to develop local talent in the high growth, digital economy.Sheraz Amin, Executive Director for Digital Transformation at The Bedford College Group