The Tech Team from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were inspiring the next generation of digital roles at a Teen Tech event hosted by UCLan this week, highlighting the importance of cyber security, and educating local children on the importance of safeguarding digital systems.
The event, which was held at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre in Preston and hosted by Maggie Philbin OBE, runs every year and sees organisations from across the county showcase their technical knowledge and expertise by engaging students from secondary schools across Lancashire in an exciting and educational experience.
At the event the Tech team hosted a stand to highlight the vital role of cyber security within the Trust, putting on interactive displays and activities which the students took part in.
A highlight of the Tech team's exhibit was an engaging and fun games activity using the iPads, with the hands-on experience allowing students to test their knowledge and skills in a game environment, enabling an insight into cyber security principles.
Saeed Umar, Head of the Tech Team for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and ambassador on the day, expressed his satisfaction with the event's success, stating: "We are thrilled to have had the chance to participate in the Teen Tech event and inspire the younger generation with our cyber security showcase. The engagement and enthusiasm displayed by the students was remarkable. We hope to have sparked an interest in pursuing careers in technology and instilled a sense of responsibility in them towards protecting their digital lives."
The Tech Team's commitment to educating and empowering young minds aligns with the overarching mission of Teen Tech, serving as an excellent platform for students to explore the world of cyber security and discover the diverse career opportunities available within this field.