Today I had the pleasure of welcoming Gavin Williamson MP to the constituency to open up the new Digital Skills Centre at Tamworth College.
The new state of the art facility will not only help young people boost their digital skills but older people who want to attend evening and part time courses to upskill.
From wordproccessing and excel to computer programming, networking, digital marketing and cybersecurity there are some fantastic courses on offer and set to arrive over the next year.
For those looking for a swift entry into the world of computers there are even coding bootcamps.
So whether you want to learn what an anti-virus programme is or you are ready to develop your own AI, take a look at South Staffs College's latest offerings.
Claire Boliver, Chief Executive Principal said “We were delighted to have Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson CBE MP to officially open our Digital Skills Centre at Tamworth College. The Digital Skills Centre will help to support local LEP priorities, and we look forward to supporting our local community with gaining essential and higher digital skills”.
Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP said “It was an absolute honour to officially open the Digital Skills Centre at Tamworth College and say a few words about the importance of closing the digital divide. I firmly believe that it is by investing in our education and equipping our labour force with the latest high-quality digital skills that we will level up across the country and build a stronger and more competitive Britain”.
The Digital Skills Centre project has been part-funded by Midlands Engine and the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) from the government’s Getting Building Fund. The aims of the Digital Skills Centre match the LEP’s vision to promote lifelong learning, increase confidence in the use of digital skills in life and work, and increase the number of people in employment within specialist digital job roles.
Alun Rogers, chair of Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP, commented:
“The new Digital Skills Centre at Tamworth College will play an important role in ensuring that the local community is well-equipped with the digital skills needed for everyday life and work, and help create an even more talented workforce for businesses in the area.
“Digital skills are no longer a ‘nice to have’; they are essential for almost all jobs across a range of sectors. Part-funded by Midlands Engine and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP through the government’s Getting Building Fund, the project is a great example of how investing in skills has the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives and jobs across the region – something which is very much at the core of the LEP’s work”.
The college will be working with local industry leaders and helping people secure work roles in data science, software engineering, networking and information security as well as SEO and systems architecture. Whatever stage of IT skills you have there are courses for all levels right on your doorstep, so take a look, sign up and let me know how it goes!
https://www.southstaffs.ac.uk/ for more info