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Welcome to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,Isle of Man Section website. Our section was created on the 7th of July 2004 as an international section of the BCS as per other jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Our Section holds either a professional or social event each month from September to June. There may also be impromptu social events in July and August. Our events are normally open to non-members.

Our forthcoming events are published on our web site and if you happen to be on the Isle of Man at a time coinciding with an open event please join us. If you are a BCS member and regular visitor to the island or would like to register with the Section anyway, then please update your details held by the BCS.

BCS: Building a brighter future together

We’re delighted to welcome Jon Buttriss, CEO at BCS Learning and Development and Pat Hughes project leader of the BCS-led Barefoot Computing Project, who will discuss the success and challenges for the BCS is in shaping young minds, providing work opportunities and nurturing those already in the IT profession.

As you may be aware, the BCS has been deeply engaged in shaping the UK’s Computing curriculum. We’ll be hearing why the BCS has got involved with this, how well they are doing and how they are making sure that this succeeds in the long term. We will also hear about their Computing at School initiative, a community of over 19,000 academics, teachers, industry professionals, parents and other interested parties designed to support teachers as they engage with computing and how this initiative is only available to the Isle of Man.

Our presenters will also discuss what happens after the schooling years. They will be covering how the BCS helps with apprenticeships, Continued Professional Development, and talent development. They will also discuss SFIA, a model for describing and managing competencies for ICT professionals and how this helps shape match workforce skills to business needs. All these efforts are directed to supporting the IT profession with the aim of helping us build a brighter future through education, support and learning.

We are expecting a varied audience to this event, from teachers and parents, all the way to seasoned IT professionals looking to learn how the BCS is delivering value in today’s world, so please book early as seats are limited.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. Refreshments will be served prior to the event.

(please note change in speakers from original announcement)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

The Forum – 17-18 Mount Havelock, Douglas, IM1 2QG