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Welcome to our latest newsletter from the Tech Set Go team!
Tech Set Go and The Developer Academy have just completed six ten-week web development courses around Sheffield City Region, to help individuals learn to code and get a head start into the tech industry.

We chatted with Ben Atha, Founder of The Developer Academy, about the Tech Set Go web development courses. 

What were your aims for the web development courses?
I wanted to find people with no prior technical experience, who would enjoy coding and want to pursue a career in that sector.

What were the employer projects on the course?
Several employers gave the participants a brief to follow, including The Good Things Foundation, who encouraged members to build a three-page website for Get Online Week. Twinkl came and delivered a similar brief that was focused on The Teacher of the Year Competition, which participants had to complete in groups.

How did the participants find the web development courses?
The participants enjoyed working with new people to share ideas and liked building their team working skills. They found it challenging at times, but loved learning new skills and found the courses to be a great learning experience.

Were your aims achieved on the course?
Yes, we taught digital skills to different people across Sheffield City Region and helped to get them on a pathway towards a job in tech. Some participants are continuing to build their technical skills and are considering completing further online coding courses.

Have you found any opportunities for online coding courses?
There are Free Code Camp and Code Academy online courses available to anyone looking to expand their technical skills. 

Jobs available in the tech sector!
Software Developer  Hardware Engineer  Web Developer  Data Analyst   Database Administrator  Games Developer  Computer Programmer 
IT Consultant
Laura, Web Developer from Twinkl
Laura joined the women only web development course to help participants design their website and give them some valuable tips!
How the tech industry is helping to fight Covid-19
How Sheffield is an emerging tech city
Why coding is so important
Twinkl has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise for Innovation, for Twinkl PlanIt, which consists of detailed lesson plans, home learning tasks and formative assessment materials. Read more. Twinkl also have numerous job vacancies available within the tech sector.
Tips on how to get a job in the tech sector!
Tailor your CV specifically to each job
Start networking with individuals within the industry
Expand your skills - what online courses can you find?
Create a portfolio to showcase your work
Follow Sheffield Digital on Twitter and Facebook for jobs available in the technology sector, news stories and upcoming events! 
Keep in touch with us! We want to know what you've been up to since the web development course. Stay connected by updating us with your latest achievements and following our social networks, for regular updates and news stories. To contact us, email enquiries@techsetgo.org.uk
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