An annual bursary scheme, which recognises the achievements of Northern Ireland pupils studying ICT, was set up in 2012 by leading technology company, Capita Managed IT Solutions in partnership with C2k.
The Mary Kane Award was established in memory of the former C2k Implementation Manager who was passionate about ICT and its transformational impact on teaching and learning. As well as recognising the highest achieving students at both GCSE and A level, the bursary also encourages best practice within schools.
The annual bursary for the top performing ICT A Level student in 2013 was a joint 1st awarded to Mark McIvor and Timothy McDaid of Lumen Christie College, Derry. Mark and Timothy were presented with £500 of ICT equipment and a cheque each to support the continuation of their studies. Lumen Christie College and their students also benefitted from an investment of £1000 in the latest ICT equipment, supplied by Capita Managed IT Solutions. The annual bursary for the highest ranking student sitting NI examination GCSE was Matthew Carson from Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast. Matthew was awarded £500 worth of ICT equipment, the school received £1000 in the latest ICT equipment from Capita Managed IT solutions.
The first recipient of the annual bursary in 2012 for the top performing ICT A Level student was Lauren Cornett from Portadown College. Lauren was presented with £500 of ICT equipment and a cheque for £1000 to support the continuation of her studies. Portadown College and its students also benefit from an investment of £1000 in the latest ICT equipment, supplied by Capita Managed IT Solutions.