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Leeds City College is working with government run initiative, Cyberfirst Defenders, to address the skills gap within the cyber security industry.
With an emphasis on female students, the college will be running a week long non-residential summer school between 16 and 20 July for 14-17 year olds with an interest in computing.
The event will complement the GCSE computing curriculum, taking it a step further, offering practical methods to help protect and secure everyday devices, apps and software. It will be delivered in a unique and innovative way, breaking down the barriers of complex jargon and making computer science a fun and attractive subject.
The students will have hands-on experience of cyber security and the opportunity to learn how to protect themselves and their own family network
Colin Booth, Principal and CEO of Leeds City College, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to engage students in the key skills that are needed for future economic growth and to build on the digital expertise of the city region.
“Leeds is a major technology hub and we’re proud to be nurturing the next generation of computer scientists, ethical hackers, coders and network engineers.”
With over 8,500 digital technology companies, 70,000 people employed in the sector and the UK’s only independent internet exchange outside of London, Leeds is a major technology hub.
Students can sign up to the summer school via Eventbrite.