The GYIT PROJECT recently published the Irish IT Careeer Guidance Pack which aims to guide students on their pathway to a career in IT. To promote this resource with participating schools, 100 students together with their IT teachers were invited to Monaghan Institute on Monday 27th November for a GYIT TECH DAY, a day designed to be one of techical insight and innovation.
Colin Guilfoyle, entrepreneur and CEO of Nebula Interactive, a digital design and development studio in Drogheda kicked off the day enthusing students with his own journey and experiences in the IT industry and also showcased some of his company’s creations. Rynagh McNally, Deptuy Director of Monaghan Institute, further promoted an IT career with students but advised that making the correct career guidance decision is paramount .
Students were given the opportunity to visit the ALPHA & BETA classroooms at the Institute where the Level 5 Computer Games Design & Programming and the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Innovation & Design students together with their tutors led demonstrations on their current gaming and software development projects.
Afterwards during Innovation Time, student broke off into smaller groups and took part in a MINI-HACKATHON style competition and in other fun quizzes where they could win technology for their schools. The winning teams won some great technical equipment such as a Drone, VR Headsets and Robots. Congratulations to all the schools for their participation at the TECH EVENT but also for their participation with the GYIT initiative.