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Conference discussing the value of Welsh in the digital world.

Recently experts from the digital Industries came together to discuss the value of Welsh as a skill in the digital industry. The conference was organized by Sgiliaith and Officers of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in Grŵp Llandrillo Menai in conjunction with Hunaniaith (Menter Iaith Gwynedd).

Gwennan Rhichard, Head of Sgiliaith said.

"The type of job opportunities available in the digital industry are tremendous. Here in North Wales and beyond, many of those jobs require Welsh language skills. Our hope, therefore, by organizing this conference, was to introduce our students to these possibilities, inviting some experts in this field to share their experiences. ”

There were very valuable presentations from.

Garffild Lloyd Lewis from Gogledd Greadigol, Llywela Owain from Hunaniaith, Pryderi ap Rhisiart from M-Sparc, Owain Saunders-Jones from Atebol, Siwan Owen from Codemasters, Guto Rhun from Hansh amd Bedwyr Rees from Rond

It was great to welcome Orig Jones from Tinit back to the College. Orig studied for his A levels at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli campus. Ever since, Orig has had a very successful career in the digital industry in Wales and beyond.

Gwennan Richards, Head of Sgiliaith added.

"Standing in front of a class of students as a tutor is important and opens many doors for our students, but having real-world people standing in front of our students sharing their true experiences is one of the most valuable things we can offer our students. We hope to organize events like this again in the future in order to broaden our students' horizons to the value of Welsh as an essential skill in the workplace”