Students learn about the Livery and careers in IT – 9 March 2023

During National Careers Week, students from Lilian Baylis Technology School visited Information Technologists’ Hall to learn more about the opportunities available to them in tech, and to consider how AI chatbots are transforming the workplace.

The Master and WCIT members hosted two events for the students: the first was a Year 9 lunch, preceded by Q&A sessions in which the young people could discover the options and routes into the IT industry. The second was a dinner for Sixth Form students, who were given the opportunity to hone their presentation skills by responding to the very topical question: consider the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of ChatGPT. If you could change one or two things about it, what would that be? 

Both members and students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Master Rob Wirszycz said: “The students were a credit to the school and to themselves. The Year 9 students were bright and interested in the conversations and asked insightful and thoughtful questions. The Year 12 students gave us presentations that any one in business would be proud to have attended – they were well prepared, spoke with confidence, and made powerful and reasoned arguments. They were also perfect dinner companions. I was very impressed. Kudos to them, their teachers and the school.”

If you think you can provide any work placement opportunities for students from Lilian Baylis Technology School, please contact the charity coordinator.