IT Students Offer Skills to Charity

Two talented Bury College IT students are using their skills and knowledge to support a worthy Bury charity.

Matthew Barlow and Callum Sidebottom are completing work experience at Communic8te Bury, a self-funded charity which provides vital support for people living with hearing loss. The IT enthusiasts are putting their talents to good use by transforming the charities website and updating their databases.

The duo were delighted to undertake the 45 day work experience placement where they will be putting the skills they have learnt into practice and further developing fundamental work related skills for their careers.

Former Canon Slade School pupil Matthew is currently re-modelling the website, making sure the site is user friendly and easy to navigate. 17 year old Matthew said, “This placement is a great opportunity for me to use my initiative to fix any problems and resolve issues. All the work I am doing here will be great to include on my CV.”

18 year old Callum, a former Woodhey High School pupil is responsible for improving the charities databases to ensure that they are multifunctional. Callum added, “Work experience is a great opportunity to sample working life and prepare me for progression in to industry.”

Communic8te Bury Volunteer and Fundraising Officer Mark O’Brian is delighted to have the students on board at the charity. Mark commented, “I am really pleased with the Bury College students, they are extremely pro-active and competent. They used their initiative from the day they arrived and have suggested some great ideas for the website.”

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