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IT engineers of tomorrow enrol at summer camp

Cloud Camp students Ethan Moore from Belfast High School and Sarah McMahon from Strathearn Girls Grammar School are joined by Patrick McAliskey, Novosco managing director (right) and Brendan Woods, group head of systems delivery at Almac Group
Gareth McKeown

The IT engineers of tomorrow are being ‘hothoused' at an innovative IT infrastructure summer camp this week.

Following its successful first year in 2016, Novosco Cloud Camp in partnership with Almac Group is taking place this week at Belfast Metropolitan College's Titanic Quarter Campus.

The five-day summer camp, free to students aged 16-17 who are enrolled at schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland, provides first-hand experience in the management and development of IT infrastructure in a fun learning environment.

Areas being covered at Novosco Cloud Camp include: networking, Python programming, basic HTML programming, and creating virtual servers.

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey, said:

"Cloud Camp was a real success in 2016 and again we've had a big response this year in terms of applicants. We know that there is demand for IT skills in Northern Ireland and that this will grow. But it is evident from the registrations we've had in Cloud Camp that there is also real interest in IT careers."

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