It's official. I am now the "social-lead" of a project coming from Centre for London called Connecting Tech City (#GrowTechCity).
I am pleased to announce that Hai Media Group [the public relations consultancy I work for] is going to be supporting this project, and I'll be part of the team. It's a six month project that begins today, and will officially launch in March, and its aim is to start a tech revolution!
Firstly, let me begin by explaining to you what the project actually is, and why we're doing it... This project focuses on getting young people into technology learning programmes and jobs in Tech City. Check out the press release here.
Those involved in this important project understand that there is a shortage of jobs for young people, and believe that the "Next Generation" can fill many of the roles needed by exciting tech startups in the Tech City area.
Centre for London and Connecting Tech City are playing a major role in the creation of a tech-savvy future for young people, filled with jobs that demand tech skills.
Hai Media Group, Pleo and Rosie Lee [other agencies that are working with us] are developing the name, logo and online platform for this project -- growing it so that it reaches a wider audience. With backing from many allies inside of Tech City, this project has finally come to life!
Pleo [a leading design agency] are developing the online platform. Rosie Lee [creative agency] are the branding guys, and they're the ones in charge of the logo and title stuff. Hai Media Group [us] are doing all the public relations and social media outreach, and we're so excited!
My role is leading social media outreach and connecting with the young people, including hosting regular meetups with the young people invovled. So, you may hear from me soon -- or, if you are interested in getting invovled, just give me a shout-out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Teamwork makes the dream work", after all...
In a few weeks, I'll also be attending the O2 Think Big's Digital Jobs event on behalf of this project, which I'll be blogging and tweeting about thereafter.
So, let's do it! Let's #GrowTechCity!