Bdaily Tech Week 2021: Boost for North East digital sector as Newcastle College launches £180k hub
A North East-based college has opened the doors to a new six-figure digital hub at its main campus.
Newcastle College is now welcoming students into its newly opened Digital Hub at its Rye Hill Campus to the west of Newcastle city centre.
400 students have enrolled onto digital courses across all provision, and the college as recently launched free digital training programme Go Reboot Plus in partnership with Sunderland Software City.
Andy Nicholson, head of digital technologies at Newcastle College, commented: “Newcastle is the seventh fastest growing UK tech hub, and digital innovation increasingly cuts across all sectors and job roles.
“The Digital Hub will give our University Centre students the opportunity to advance their learning through the state-of-the-art facilities meaning they will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to go out into tech related job roles.
He continued: “As part of our wider STEM strategy, we’ve committed to producing 100 digital graduates annually by 2025, to support the local digital cluster. Our investment in the Digital Hub is part of our ongoing commitment to contribute to the digital skills challenges in the North East.
“With the Digital Hub, and ongoing investment into our digital curriculum, Newcastle College is creating a future workforce ready to embrace the opportunities available and support the region’s continued digital growth.”
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