TechPathways London: Teaching for careers in screen media
FREE event for educators of London- based 11 - 24 year olds
TechPathways London is a programme of FREE Professional Development and training for educators of 11 - 24 year olds, created as part of the Mayor of London's Digital Talent programme, aiming to bridge the digital skills gap between education and the 21st century jobs market in Technology and the Creative industries.
This one day event at the BFI is designed to introduce teachers, tutors and careers advisors / teachers to the opportunities in the film industry. During the day, participants will hear about opportunities in the industry form from a range of industry and education/training organisations, including BFI Film Academy, Screen Skills andMama Youth. Participants will also get to hear success stories from apprentices working in industry, and gain insights into working with VFX. A keynote speech from Gareth Ellis- Unwin, producer of The Kings' Speech, will start the day.
Through a series of workshops participants will learn about:
Opportunities for young people wanting to progress into the film industry.
The breadth of roles in film and television.
About an NCFE qualification that can prepare students for careers in film.
Ideas for incorporating real world screen skills into the teaching of media and English.
What resources are available to support teaching about the film industry.
How to use further resources to support pupils.
By the end of the event participants will:
Have a greater understanding of the roles available within the screen media sector.
Be signposted to resources that can be used with young people.
Have greater knowledge of the training opportunities available to young people in London.
You can register online at the TechPathways London website, or via Eventbrite.