SMEs and higher education students came together with the Digital Grid Partnership for an evening of capacity-building and reviewing
Supported by the GLA and funded by the ESF, a Digital Skills Partnership review event was held at Barnet and Southgate College’s Wood Street Campus. In attendance were representatives from local SMEs (small to medium enterprises) working in the technical and creative sectors, working alongside College staff staff to review IT modules for higher education courses.
The aim was to ensure currency and relevance for SMEs in London. Mark Casey from Nexus UC, David Cole from Netrix Internet Innovation and Bidemi Alabi from Barnet TV are amongst those supporting the initiative. Also present were higher education students who engaged in “S.K.E.-ing” (speed knowledge exchanging) with the employers. The next stage is to co-design new curriculum modules and build capacity for work experience.