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A Level student Josh Foskett has combined his computing and writing skills to bag a dream IT prize. Josh has always been interested in computing and loves studying the subject at York College. He is also a successful poet, having had three of his poems published. At College his skills have not gone unnoticed and he is the editor of the York College IT and Computing Division’s e-newsletter.

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It is therefore not surprising that Josh rose to the challenge when his tutor highlighted an essay writing competition on the subject of ‘How IT is used in everyday life, and how businesses use technology’. He spent four hours writing the 1,000 word essay, submitted his work and hoped for the best. On finding out he had actually won the competition Josh was over the moon.

Josh says: “I am really pleased to have won the competition, the subject was close to my heart and I enjoyed writing the essay. Even better is my prize of a brand new laptop, Microsoft Office, a year’s free mobile internet and scholarship tutoring from top professionals. My tutor is always putting interesting items on blackboard and I’m pleased I took note of the competition and set about writing the essay.”

Rob Groves (Education Account Director at CAE) commented: “CAE Technology are IT infrastructure specialists that are passionate about education and the importance of equipping young people for working life so that they can contribute to the success of the economy, community and country as a whole. It is with great pride that we have been able to award a student at York College with our nationally recognised scholarship prize for 2014 and we hope this is the start of a long term partnership with the College that will help to inspire students, supporting innovation and enterprise.”

Josh, a former student of George Pindar School in Scarborough, studies A Levels in Computing, Government and Politics, Business Studies and Maths at York College. His uncle is a Dr in Computer Science and is an inspiration to him. Josh hopes to follow in his footsteps and go to university to study the subject.

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