About ITWales

Background to the project

ITWales launched in 1993 as the industrial liaison unit of the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. Initially the primary functions of the programme were to create awareness and understanding of emerging technologies amongst business in Wales and improve local graduate employment opportunities.

Through a highly successful student placement scheme, ITWales quickly established itself as a valuable resource for both students and businesses.

A highly skilled, professional team at ITWales now provides delivers three European-funded projects:

  • ITWales Student and Graduate Placement Scheme – Links the technical and organisational requirements of business and industry in Wales to the expertise and skills of Computer Science students…more
  • Software Alliance Wales – Software Alliance Wales (SAW) helps Welsh SMEs realise the advantages of adopting new technologies. Working with academia, SAW specifically supports employers and practitioners in the software sector to identify and tackle skills gaps and requirements in order to further develop the knowledge economy...more
  • Technocamps – Technocamps inspires young people aged 11-19 to attend workshops on a range of exciting computing-based topics such as robotics, game development, animation, digital forensics and much more. The project’s long term goal is to encourage young people to pursue careers in an area that will drive economic growth in Wales...more