From Bournville College:

Bournville College is proud to announce the App developer skills training ‘have a go’, open to all visitors at the Skills Show UK at the NEC in November.

In September 2011, Bournville College relocated to a new £66 million purpose built campus in Longbridge, kick-starting wider regeneration of the area after the collapse of MG-Rover in 2005. The move has seen Bournville College extending its portfolio of courses, including the Apple iOS Mobile Development short course.

The Skills Show Have A Go is working in partnership with Sector Skills Development Ltd to offer the activity, which will enable Bournville College to engage young people in a life and employment skill. During the event on the 15th, 16th and 17th of November visitors will be able to take part in the iPhone app activity, in a safe, accessible, engaging and interactive fashion.

Jamie Prangnall, Managing Director of Sector Skills Development Ltd, commented ‘During the Skills Show, we aim to provide a platform for the learners to experience the world of iOS mobile app development, with a view to exploring a potential career within the industry. We will introduce the learners to the tools that iOS developers use, along with an opportunity to practice creating a very simple mobile app. They will be able to test their app in an iPhone and iPad simulator’, reflected Jamie.

‘With our expertise, we can help our industry and economy build a new future that is adaptive to modern technologies and global trends and needs, something that was once integral to the British brand. The internal cogs that stimulate global competitiveness are the skills and knowledge that the economy needs to be innovative. Without the right skills, there is no innovation and with no innovation there is no industry. Sector Skills Development Ltd is already working with some leading educational institutions such as Bournville College to help them deliver new skills and develop workforce ready for the next generation of jobs’, added Jamie.

The iOS Mobile Development that is offered by Bournville College in partnership with Sector Skills Development Ltd as a 2-day course, teaches the very first steps in how to go about developing mobile apps for the iPhone, iPod and iPad using the iOS operating system. This is a basic introductory course however following this course participants can progress on to the 10 week programme.

Bournville College has a proven track record in delivering engaging, interactive activities and training within the college campus in its local community and at the premises of its business clients. For more information please call Alistair Baker on 0121 477 1782, email Alistair.baker@bournville.ac.uk or visit Bournville College at the Skills Show in the NEC between 15-17 November 2012.

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