Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Merseyside ICT - October Update

MEC Working Week

8th – 12th October
Various times and locations

Join Merseyside Entrepreneurship Commission for a week of essential networking events that are just for entrepreneurs. More information.

Knowsley ICT Club – Emergency Response and Technology

Wednesday 17th October
4pm – 6pm
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Find out how Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service uses state-of-the-art command and control information and communications technology to get fire appliances to incidents in minutes. More information.

Open Schools Alliance – Success in Education

Friday 19th October
9am – 5pm
Liverpool Digital, Edge Lane

The Success in Education event will provide a showcase for the successful deployments of free and open source software in Education.

Daresbury Innovation Centre Business Breakfast

Friday 26th October
8am onwards
Daresbury Innovation Centre, Daresbury

This monthly business breakfast brings together the tenants of the Innovation Centre with other private sector companies and public sector organisations.

Software City
Tuesday 13th November
2pm – 7pm
Crowne Plaza, Liverpool

An event to showcase and encourage investment into software businesses on Merseyside. Sponsored by Vodafone, Brabners Chaffe Street, PKF Accountants and ICDC. More information

Other events:
Flexible Working event

LSP event: Future Funding your company – How to get it

UKTI Event: Doing business with Canada

Asia Pacific ICT clinic – Opportunities for your business in the Asia Pacific region

Merit Event: Monitor: Control and Secure your IT network

ICDC: Free one day workshop - 'Setting up your own web site'

Merseyside Business Fair

Student placements wanted Sixth form ICT students are enthusiastic and keen to increase their skills. But they need you help.

For one day a week from January to May 2008, BTEC/NVQ pupils and students in local schools/colleges need placement within business organisations to gain first hand knowledge of ICT in the working environment.

Liverpool Compact EBP ran a placement programme successfully in 2006 and would now welcome the opportunity to introduce a student into your company.

The programme aims to make course work more relevant to chosen career paths, provide a fuller understanding of the ICT sector and ensure practical experience for the future. Companies will incur no costs and should find keen students a valuable asset.

Placements are needed in technical support, diagnostics, repairs, installation and networking, help desk services, website design/maintenance and ICT in presentations.

For more information, please contact Jo Broughton, Health and Safety/Employer Liaison Officer, Liverpool Compact EBP

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