Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College have showcased their expertise in digital skills at the annual Colleges Scotland reception at the Scottish Parliament.
The event allowed MSPs to hear about how Scotland’s colleges are enabling learners to access learning, training, and skills via multiple routes that lead to fulfilling careers and employment opportunities.
Dumfries and Galloway College staff were in attendance with Borders College to update members on the progress being made in digital learning developments at each college.
Both South of Scotland colleges used their presence at the prestigious annual event to promote their involvement with the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP), including the new renewable hub at Dumfries and Galloway College’s Dumfries campus and the new Borders College STEM Hub at Hawick and Technology Enhanced Care Hub in Galashiels. Along with the technology, both colleges will be deploying to work with schools and businesses in their respective regions as part of the SoSEP joint project.
Each College will work with digital spokes located across the South of Scotland in schools, community venues and within businesses to provide inclusive learning access to school and college students and employers wishing to upskill their current workforce.
The reception represented a true partnership between Scotland’s colleges with students from West Highland College also attending to take photographs and Edinburgh College students creating a video to mark the event.
Dumfries and Galloway College Principal Joanna Campbell said:
“It was a pleasure to join with our colleagues from Scotland’s other brilliant colleges at this celebration of the great work our further education sector does.
“Digital skills are only going to grow in importance in the future and that’s why we at Dumfries and Galloway College take them so seriously when it comes to preparing our learners for their futures.
“I wish to extend my thanks to all our college partners and to Colleges Scotland for hosting this highly anticipated event each year and for ensuring it continues to be a success.”
Borders College Principal Angela Cox commented:
“This was an excellent opportunity for Borders College to showcase how we are embedding technology into our curriculum delivery and preparing the current and future workforce with the necessary skills.”