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BMet supports UK’s largest regional Tech Festival and forms a press office to promote it!

Students from BMet are joining various innovative events this week during Birmingham Tech Week (16-20 October), with some helping to run the busy press offices supporting the event.

BMet is proud to be the only FE sponsor at this event – the UK’s largest regional tech festival returning for its fifth year.

The week gives people the chance to participate in events at venues across the region, to hear the latest insights on tech from 150 leading speakers in their field at over 25 events.

Among other things, students at the college are taking part in key activities like tech expos, skills symposiums, summits and panel discussions including a Leadership Summit, Digital Skills Symposium and Global Tech Expo.

Other highlights include a competitive Hackathon organised with leading local tech company, Advanced, at the Mailbox in Birmingham – set up to provide a great opportunity to inspire innovation in students, help them develop, apply skills in AI, improve team-working abilities and boost their CVs.

Plus, there is an Advanced Women’s Network Roundtable Discussion focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

This year, BMet students have also been invited to become part of a buzzing press office to capture the activities. They have been set up alongside PR Agency EAST VILLAGE, the PR partner for Tech West Mids, which is the not-for-profit organisation behind the festival.

Learners joining “TeamEV” get to experience real life work in a press office setting and will be responsible for writing press releases and blog posts covering the day’s hot topics, capturing real-time footage in the form of photos, videos and vox pops; and liaising with regional and national journalists to secure the scoop; arrange and host interviews with the festival’s key players.

Suzie Branch-Haddow, Vice Principal – External Development said: “It is a real privilege to once again be the only FE sponsor at such an important and interesting technology-focused week.

“Technology and digital advancements continue to play an integral role in the BMet curriculum, especially as we widen out our T Level courses.

“Birmingham Tech Week is a very rewarding set of events that help students acquire knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.”

BMet continues to place huge significance and value on STEM subjects, for the benefit of students and the college as a whole. This includes partnerships with key likeminded organisations around the region and beyond.

You can find out more details about BMet’s employer partnerships on the college’s  website.

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