TODAY marks the first day of Novosco Cloud Camp, in partnership with Almac. Students aged 16-17 from across Northern Ireland will gain hands-on IT infrastructure experience and invaluable learning opportunities at Belfast Met over the days ahead.
Professional IT engineers and Belfast Met lecturers will facilitate the camp, which will provide experience in things like networking, Python programming, basic HTML programming, and creating virtual servers. And everyone who attends gets a free Raspberry Pi to learn with and keep too.
The camp is part of our commitment at Novosco to developing and building relationships with the IT talent of the future. In a marketplace where there is high demand for the skills we require, this is important for us. One of our other commitments is to look after the talent that we already have at our disposal – helping us retain our excellent people and develop them to reach their full potential. Promoting well-being is one of the ways that we do this.
In a survey of HR professionals conducted last year by the Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA), half of respondents did not have a well-being strategy in place within their organisation. However, almost all of those respondents either plan to introduce a well-being strategy in 2017, plan to introduce a well-being strategy within the next few years, or have the implementation of a well-being strategy on their wish-list.
Excerpt from The Irish News, read the full article here