Nexec Leaders mentor tech students towards career succes at an event held by Croydon Tech City.
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn”- Albert Einstein.
As international headhunters, Nexec Leaders help build and shape some of the fastest high growth tech companies in the industry – and we know to help our clients maintain their competitive edge, talent is essential.
A variety of reports over the last year has signalled there is a problem with a decline of young people not choosing to study STEM subjects and as such do not look at careers in IT. Without the right careers guidance there is a danger of the tech industry in the UK being damaged and further technical roles being outsourced outside of the UK.
As advocates for the industry we agree that change is needed. That is why Nexec Leaders were delighted to support and participate at an event of Croydon Tech City (CTC) to encourage and inspire students to consider a future career in tech on Wednesday 7th October.
Croydon is London’s fastest growing tech cluster and the team at CTC have created a ‘Future Tech City’ programme to support and connect ICT teachers of the 96 schools in the borough. Wednesday’s event saw 180 students aged 14-17yrs arrive at Croydon College where they heard from industry professionals including Dotmailers CTO & founder Simon Bird, CEO of KarismaKidz Erika Berndshaw, Founder of LoafApp Han-Son Lee and then followed by further panel interviews and networking.
Nexec’s MD Peter Gillingwater commented “Rarely do we get the chance to mentor and support the future of tech in this way and I am convinced that many of the kids went away inspired by what they heard and saw. CTC is leading the way in these types of initiatives in the UK and we support and applaud their great ideas”.