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Farry impressed by local computer club

By Staff Reporter

THE Stormont Minister for Employment and Learning paid a visit to Holy Trinity Primary School in Turf Lodge shortly before the summer break to see the work of an after-school club that’s helping encourage girls to take an interest in computers. Dr Stephen Farry MLA was joined on his visit to the school’s ‘Computer Clubs 4 Girls’ programme by representatives from E Skills UK – which helps promote IT skills among schools and employers – and by representatives of software company Northgate.

Speaking during his visit, Minister Farry said: “The ICT sector is very important to the success of the Northern Ireland economy and I support this initiative which aims to encourage young girls to consider this sector for a future career.

“Research shows that 92 per cent of those participating in the Computer Clubs 4 Girls said they would consider studying ICT at GCSE, A-Level or degree level, and I hope that some of the participants here today will enjoy a career in ICT in the future.”

 

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