The Liberty IT STEM committee welcomed pupils from Bloomfield Collegiate School and Wallace High School

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Liberty IT STEM committee welcomed pupils from Bloomfield Collegiate School and Wallace High School to their Belfast offices to learn more about software and systems development and take part in Spring Boot, Amazon Web Services and Virtual Reality workshops to encourage future careers in the technology field.

STEM volunteers at Liberty IT, the Belfast and Dublin-based technology arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance, led the demonstrations, workshops and tech talks with 25 lower sixth pupils to improve understanding of the programmes that are used internally amongst teams.

STEM disciplines include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM Ambassador at Liberty IT, Amy Hollinger, said:

“Our workshops provided an opportunity for pupils studying software and systems development at AS-Level to visit our offices and engage with Liberty IT teams to gain an understanding of how we work as an organisation and the different roles that consist of our units.

“The aim is to inspire and foster the next generation of IT talent through our educational institution partnerships to encourage pupils to continue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers.

“We also have scholarship opportunities for first year students that are studying software engineering, computer science or an IT related discipline working with us for a summer after the first year of their course.”

To find out more about Liberty IT’s scholarship programme and STEM events, please visit www.liberty-it.co.uk.