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Filemaker and Fujitsu project day

This month, all UTC Reading IT students completed an engaging, fun and challenging project day with associate industry partners Filemaker and Fujitsu.

The day was a great opportunity both industry partners to support students as they works towards their BTEC qualification.

Students began the day learning how to use the Filemaker database software, including how to create an easy to use flat database, which has a professional looking front end. Following this, the students were given a brief to build a database to test the functionality and efficiency of Fujitsu CELVIN NAS storage devices. Students presented their findings back to the experts.


Hannah Spilsbury from Fujitsu said: “From the off it was great to see the students really throw themselves into the project. The final element to the day saw the students deliver their presentations to an incredibly high standard, showing just how much they had learnt and absorbed throughout the day.

“Every student took part, discussing the benefits of CELVIN NAS technology for a small business. They really showed how effectively they were able to translate the features and capabilities of the technology into benefits for a business – the key aim of the project.”

The winning teams who delivered the best presentations were awarded Fujitsu goodies. The students gave great feedback after the session and clearly enjoyed working with industry partners.

Kieran Saunders, Sales Engineering Manager at Filemaker said: “The students picked up Filemaker really quickly and by the end of the morning we had some nice looking, functional applications. It was a pleasure to work with the next generation of engineers and IT consultants and see how comfortable they are with new technology and how easily they started to innovate with it.”

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