What is your Name? Naomi Johns-Dyer
What do you do?
I am the Deputy Team Lead: Digital at Truro and Penwith College, based in Truro.
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
I'm passionate about teaching and developing the skills of my students, and I believe that learning never stops. As a teacher, I strive to create a challenging but engaging learning environment where learners feel comfortable asking questions and taking risks.
In addition to my teaching duties, I'm involved in curriculum development. I believe in creating programs that are relevant, up-to-date, and reflect the latest trends in the industry. I work closely with other educators and industry professionals to ensure that our courses meet the needs of both learners and the job market.
I am passionate in encouraging more women into tech based roles and I’m one of the main people behind the new digitalUPLIFT course the college is running with TECwomen to help more women explore digital careers.
The course has been an idea of mine for a while and it is wonderful to be a part of the team making it happen in Cornwall.
What was your favourite subject at school?
My favorite subject was probably Computing, English or Childcare and Development. They have all been very useful in my role as a teacher!
What do you do in your role at the moment? What does your day to day work look like?
As a teacher, my day is mainly in the classroom, working with students from levels 3 to 6 across both FE and HE computing courses inclduing our Digital T level and our Computing degree's.
I develop curriculum, such as our new software engineering Foundation degree, developed with industry to help bridge local skills gaps.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
Working with students to inspire the next generation of IT professionals.
How did you get into the job your are doing now? What did you do to get started?
While completing my degree, It was suggested to me by a tutor that I should consider progressing onto a PGCE and that I should think about a career in teaching.
What advice would you give to young girls?
You can have any career that you want to, you can have any career that you are interested in and do anything you put your mind to!