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NSA Aimed at Developing Welsh Skills Picks up Tech Award at ESTnet


National Software Academy Picks Up Tech Award

University’s centre of excellence for software engineering recognised for close collaboration with business Cardiff University’s National Software Academy (NSA) has picked up an award for close collaboration with business at a national technology awards ceremony.

The NSA, set up last year to address a national shortfall of skilled programming and software engineers in Wales, picked up the ‘Collaborative Partnership prize’ at the fourth annual ESTnet Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the electronics, software and technologies sector in Wales and have acknowledged the NSA’s important links with business, which form a central part of the NSA’s goal in providing students with the relevant skills that make them work-ready when they graduate.

Students enrolled onto the NSA work on real-life projects throughout their studies under the mentorship of experienced software engineers from industry. By interacting with industry and getting a more rounded experience of how to market a product and run a business, the students develop ‘on the job’ experience that ultimately makes them more employable.