The importance of digital skills and access to technology has never been more apparent than it is today and Cheshire College is on a mission to support the community with their new five-year project, ‘The Digital Hub’.
Designed specifically to boost digital skills, enhance career pathways and develop confidence, The Digital Hub project is set to benefit further-education learners, schoolchildren, businesses and the wider community with increased access to technology.
Over the five-year project, it is expected that over 50,000 learners will benefit from access to the equipment, inspiring more young people than ever to progress onto higher-level courses and skilled employment.
Running until 2025, The Digital Hub comprises of three main strands, ‘Digital Doorstep’, ‘Project 4.0’ and STREAM’.
The Digital Doorstep aims to deliver skills and career pathways in additive manufacturing and Virtual and Augmented Reality through the use of portable, entry level equipment in local schools, colleges and businesses.
Stage one of the project has seen Cheshire College learners designing and prototyping life-size 3D printed robots which, once finalised, will be taken to local schools for children to develop their digital skills in coding and virtual reality.
Project 4.0 focuses on digital skills in the workplace with an emphasis on improving Advanced Manufacturing Skills to expand digital infrastructures, upskill and reskill existing workforces and promote digital as a career choice.
Stage one of the project has seen Cheshire College learners commence projects with local employers, including designing and prototyping plastic and metal components.
The newest strand to The Digital Hub, ‘Stream’, facilitates access to technology within community organisations to raise awareness and develop confidence in digital applications. Equipment includes laptops, smart mobile phones and live streaming systems and there has been lots of activity to date with Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Working in partnership, the ACT hub will drive collaboration between colleges and employers to develop, commercialise and promote digital technologies and skills training for construction, nuclear and allied industries.
The ACT hub will aim to assist the construction industry to build high quality, smart, green and efficient building infrastructures, faster, cheaper and more sustainably than ever before.
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Our Employer Engagement Team are always on hand to support our partners. If you would like further information about The Digital Hub and the opportunities available as part of the various projects, please contact us on 01270 654638/01244 656455 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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