Event: Futureproof your career

On Wednesday 20th the Studio hosted hundreds of students and parents from across the city for our Futureproof your Career event.

The event began in the theatre with opening talks from gaming industry veteran Clemens Wangerin, MD of local games and technology company vTime and Studio Governor Andy Kent, CEO of Angel Solutions, a Liverpool based education technology company. The opening talks highlighted how technology is shaping the way we think about work, what work looks like in the future but also what disruptive companies are looking for from the talent they hire. There were also a few brainteasers thrown in for good measure which got the audience to understand how different people approach problem solving!

After the opening talks and refreshments attendees got hands on experience with technology and a chance to meet some of Liverpool’s most innovate companies in vTime, Ripstone, Angel Solutions, FACT, Shop Direct and Draw & Code and speak to former students who have gone on to forge careers in the creative and digital industries/

“At the studio we try to inform our students about the opportunities out there for them” says Enda Carey, Sector Skills Lead at the Studio.

“The Futureproofing your Career event was all about making them aware of the state of the market currently and what skills will be expected of them in the future.  It was great to see so many of our young people engaging with local employers and starting their career journey”