Doncaster teens showcase talents in Dragons’ Den style event

Participants with Dearne Valley College Tutors at the recent Business and Computing taster session.
Participants with Dearne Valley College Tutors at the recent Business and Computing taster session.

A COLLEGE has hosted a business and computing taster session to give prospective students a chance to build skills for their future.

Youngsters had the chance to develop a computer game, create the packaging, advertisements and multi-media marketing strategy for the game at the day at Dearne Valley College.

Once developed, participants presented their ideas to a panel of ‘dragons’ in order to see whose concept would get the fictional investment to take their idea to market.

The panel consisted of DVC tutors and Chris Wright from IT Desk who is an ex-Dearne Valley College student who set up his own business providing IT solutions. The department has forged good links with IT Desk which offer placements for current Computing and ICT students.

Participants also got to meet tutors and support staff, speak to current full-time students and apply on the day for full-time business, administration and finance, and computing and ICT courses starting in September.

The Wath-based college is staging an open evening at its Manvers campus between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday.

For more information and a course guide call 01709 513355, email learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk or visit www.dearne-coll.ac.uk