Hundreds of school pupils benefit from digital skills training

St Julie's at Accelerate 2016

More than 500 pupils from Liverpool schools have benefited from digital skills training at IFB 2016.

They have taken part in sessions in the Google Garage at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for education, employment and skills, Councillor Nick Small, said: “Today’s school pupils are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and IFB 2016 has provided a great opportunity for us to take advantage of the business expertise on offer.”

The programme has been organised by Liverpool Learning Partnership, which represents all education sectors and all learners in the city.

Liverpool Learning Partnership Chief Executive Elaine Rees said: “Pupils have benefited greatly from attending the Google Garage events at IFB 2016, giving them inspiration for the future and helping develop the skills they will need when they enter the workplace.”

In addition, 140 students, including some from St Julie’s Catholic High School in Woolton (pictured with Cllr Small), have today attended a one-day business start-up conference as part of Accelerate 2016.