College of Haringey, Enfield and North East Londonâ€™s IT learners visited Hewitt Packardâ€™s (HP) Research and Development Labs in Bristol, Monday 25 March 2013. The trip, arranged as part of the HP Black Employee Network initiative was inspirational for the eleven learners who took part.
Each of the learners, studying on the IT BTEC Level 3 Diploma was able to see the latest in technological development and to understand how a highly successful multinational operates in the commercial world. As well as witnessing HPs high tech engineering equipment and software solutions, learners met HP staff to talk to them about the many career roles within the company.
Quality and Learner Support Manager, Anthony Robinson, who led the trip, said: “The visit was insightful for our IT learners and added a great deal to their learning experience”.
Learner, Leroy Wallace said: “The visit to HP was a great experience because I was able to receive information from actual IT Professionals. The visit also increased my knowledge as to what skills IT companies are looking for in their employees”.
Programme Director, Derek Tuitt said, It is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to use what I have achieved, to give these kids a better chance! I know that talent is not defined by either colour or postcode.
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