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Skills for Tomorrow: Information session

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Skills for Tomorrow: Coding & Leadership is a new online programme designed for disabled adults looking to get into the workplace.

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Our Summer programme helps adults with disability learn the fundamentals of web coding as means of upskilling and building confidence in order to enter the workplace or seek meaningful opportunities working from home.

We start with an 8 week foundation course covering the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as a summer programme of motivational webinars by founder and CEO Rev Gail Thompson.

This information event is an opportunity to ask questions, find our about additional support available and to meet the team.

Reverend Gail Thompson

Rev Gail, herself a wheelchair user has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 34 years. Gail is a proponent for the support of Assistive Technology made available to all, as well as inclusion, education, unemployment and, socio-economic change. Her life is not defined by her disability.

She has experienced a range of barriers, negative attitudes and derogatory comments against individuals who are not seen as the norm. Frustration has drove her to design her own solutions; by turning the difficulties of being less able into a flourishing organisation.

For people who are affected by health issues or restrictions, a home setting can also provide the freedom and flexibility needed to run a successful business.

Akin Samuel

Akin Samuel has over 20 years’ experience as an IT professional. He has implemented IT systems for a variety of multi disciplines at Shell International, Bechtel Engineering, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS and more recently for art galleries and charities.

He found his new passion for digital inclusion while working at the Waterloo Action Centre where he trains over 50s (and some younger) in the basic digital skills they would need to get access to goods and services the more tech savvy take for granted.

He is looking to extend this passion to teach disadvantaged people the modern language of the internet and empower them with the skills to meet the deficit of software engineers in the UK and that governments are crying out for and meet the challenge of building software for every need.

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