Selesti staff are taking part in "Digital Day" later this week, teaming up with Wymondham College in a national competition.
The aim of "D Day", organised by BIMA (British Interactive Media Association), is to engage with school children nationwide, inspiring them to come up with Mobile apps and other projects which will both enthuse and inform them about life in a Digital career. BIMA represents agencies and freelancers in the UK, supporting creative industries concerned with digital, web, mobile, interactive TV and gaming production.
One of the key objectives is highlighting the positives our industry can bring, and so this Wednesday our senior Development and Client Services staff will join our MD/founder in working with the pupils of Wymondham College to produce an App concept that will be entered into a competition. The best few schools' "D Day" work can win a series of great prizes including 100 Raspberry Pis and a tour around Sky's Isleworth broadcasting studios.
Andrew Henning, Chair of Education for BIMA writes "Digital has grown fast and as a sector we have an increasing lack of talented people to employ. Through this challenge we aim to raise awareness within our schools. We wish to highlight the skills needed and opportunities available."
Selesti are passionate about working with the youth or our local region. It's part of our Corporate Responsibility and we've been actively involved in the "Brainchild" business ideas competition at Norwich University College of the Arts for the last 3 years too. Selesti are also not new to mentoring students in creative competitions, having assisted a group of London teenagers conceive a slang translation app which won an entrepreneurial award and even developed it for them so it sits proudly in the AppStore. Search for SlangMeApp to see what can be achieved if you invest some time and resource in bright enthusiastic young people.