Students earn diplomas from software firm

Pupils from five Dundee schools have received nationally recognised technical diplomas. Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Ian Crichton, chief executive at digital care software provider Servelec, honoured 17 technical students who were accepted on to the Microsoft Python diploma course, sponsored by Servelec.

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The successful cohort were presented with their qualifications at a ceremony at V&A Dundee. As part of Servelec’s commitment to the digital care of children and young people in Scotland, the company invited five local schools – Grove Academy, St. Paul’s RC Academy, St. John’s RC High School, Baldragon Academy and Craigie High School – to select pupils to study for the Python programming diploma, a qualification which will advance their likelihood of securing higher education places on technical and computer science courses.

Mr Crichton said: “This initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to support the development of young people in Scotland.”

Originally published in Dundee Evening Telegraph