The College has become an Associate Sponsor of Sheffield Digital, joining Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield in recognising the importance of forging closer links between education and digital businesses in the city region.
The College’s current digital curriculum focuses mainly on games development, web development and information technology, network and desktop support.
Now, it is looking at how to expand its digital offer to keep pace with developments in the industry and will be collaborating with the Sheffield Digital community on shaping the future curriculum.
Andrew Hartley, Commercial Director, The Sheffield College, said: “We are thrilled to work with Sheffield Digital to tackle skill shortages and boost business growth by refining our offer to meet the needs of the region’s digital industries. We know that there is a shortage of developers and other key posts and we want to make sure that the College is playing a key role in addressing these issues.”
Mel Kanarek, Director, Sheffield Digital, added: “There’s a real appetite amongst digital employers for working alongside education to make sure young people know about the opportunities available to them and know how to best prepare for a digital career. We’re delighted to see so much progress being made in the city - Sheffield is showing the way on how to establish a pipeline of digital talent for the future.”
Sheffield Digital is the association for the people and businesses who make up Sheffield’s digital industries. Its aim is to help develop the best possible environment for setting up, working in and growing digital businesses in Sheffield and the surrounding region. Visit https://sheffield.digital/