March 31st 2016
TAMWORTH CHAMPION WOMEN IN IT WITH THE HELP OF INDUSTRY LEGEND TRACY POUND
This week the 3aaa Tamworth team met with the highly inspirational Tracy Pound, an IT professional who has thrived throughout her career in IT. The visit, which took place at the Tamworth academy offices, was an opportunity for Tracy to see the facilities and find out more about 3aaa and the work that we do. The meeting also led to both the Tamworth team and Tracy formulating a plan to encourage more young women into IT Apprenticeships.
Tracy, whose career has spanned over 30 years in the IT industry, has immeasurable experience in the field and has had a host of senior roles including been appointed to CompTIA’s Board of Directors, launching her own IT consultancy business and being voted one of the top 50 women in technology in a survey by PCR, the UK trade magazine for the computer and IT industry.
Further to that, Tracy has worked in many industries successfully deploying large scale IT infrastructures ranging from £10,000 to an excess of £1.4 million. Pound is an ACCREDIT UK assessor and was instrumental in the development of this IT standard. A published author, Tracy has also appeared on TV, most notably being featured with eminent UK inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. With such an impressive history in the industry, Tracy Pound, with the help of 3aaa, wishes to inspire other women to pursue a career in IT and disregard the misconception that IT is just for men.
3aaa always aim to encourage, support and inspire more young women to consider opportunities in IT. A diverse workforce can encourage creativity and foster innovation. We wish to eradicate the view that IT is just for men and through working with inspirational people like Tracy, we ultimately aim to make young women across the country passionate about IT and in turn broaden their aspirations.
Tracy has offered much support to 3aaa in their campaign to attract more women into IT and plans to show that support by appearing at 3aaa events, voicing her support on twitter, and sharing best practice with the team. Through work such as this, 3aaa can continue to break down gender barriers and bring life changing opportunities to yet more young people across the country.
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