Nurturing Computing Technology Talent

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) is working with Arm® Education, part of technology leader Arm, to raise awareness of career opportunities in the computing technologies sector and to attract and nurture new talent to the industry.

Arm Education is the latest strategic partner to join CRC in addressing local skills needs. The partnership includes supporting CRC with curriculum development and providing access to teaching and learning materials.

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Left to right, Michelle Dowse, Khaled Benkrid, Nicholas Sample, Maureen Horan.

“From the Internet of Things and machine learning, to the metaverse and cloud computing, the pace of technological innovation is resulting in new and exciting careers across the tech sector,” said Khaled Benkrid, senior director, education and research at Arm. “CRC’s partnership with Arm is focused on empowering learners with the technical skills and knowledge needed throughout the industry, with the aim of helping young people from all backgrounds succeed in achieving their career goals.”

Deputy Principal at CRC, Michelle Dowse, said “The computing technologies sector continues to grow exponentially, with particular intensity in Cambridgeshire. Working with Arm Education will allow us to bring industry expertise directly to the young people studying at CRC, ensuring that they are aware of the opportunities available to them, and trained in the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the industry. Career readiness is a key priority for us at CRC ensuring that our students gain the professional and technical skills needed for their next step as well as the employability skills needed by employers. Our strategic partnerships enable us to identify common goals with employers in the region and work together to secure positive outcomes for young people and employers. We are thrilled to be working with Arm Education.”

The collaboration aims to bring about several outcomes for Cambridge Regional College, Arm Education and the wider industry including raising awareness of the industry and associated careers, ensuring high-quality education in Computing, Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and addressing the imbalance in diversity across the sector.

These outcomes will be delivered through the two-way sharing of materials and resources, learning opportunities for course tutors and volunteering opportunities for Arm employees through the delivery of lectures, tours and upskill days. Through this collaboration, young talent will be directed to employment and apprenticeship opportunities within the Arm ecosystem, opening up direct opportunities to industry.

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