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The importance of technology
Upskilled podcast: Episode 3

About this episode

"You need to know how to lock up your router, the same way you know how to lock up your door"

In this episode, CEO of The Childcare Company and Impact Futures Guy Helman is joined by Zeshan Sattar, Director of Learning & Skills at CompTIA, a leading voice and advocate for the £5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. We’ll be discussing the role of training and qualifications in the technology sector, the issues the sector currently faces, what’s next for technology qualifications, and just how important it is to study technology from an early age.

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Our guest speaker

Zeshan Sattar, Director of Learning & Skills at CompTIA

Zeshan’s technology career started at a very early age when he was initially taught how to program by his older brother. This sparked a huge passion for Zeshan, who has been building web pages since he was 13 years old.

This passion continued through school where Zeshan refined his technology interest toward AI and Cybernetics. He then went on to study Cybernetics at university and was awarded a degree. Zeshan lived and worked in Japan for some time, initially to teach English, but quickly secured a technical support role within the local schools. The “Kaizen” culture in Japan pushed him towards his first CompTIA certification, which stood him in great stead for his return to the UK.

Zeshan then went on to combine his passion for education and technology, and began working on apprenticeships within a technological setting, and has developed and shaped his career within this remit ever since.

Listen to our full podcast to hear more about Zeshan’s amazing background, and why we believe technology should be at the very forefront of learning.

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