Education technology specialists C-Learning will sponsor Hartlepool Sixth Form’s first Digital Skills Expo.
The cloud-based company, who were the first Google for Education Partner in the UK, will be offering Chromebooks as prizes to students who have most embraced cloud technology and improved their skills by the end of term.
With a commitment to innovation C-Learning will also demonstrate how they have brought the most advanced and impactful technologies from Google to classrooms across the UK and help people to learn and achieve more, creating a smarter and more sustainable world.
Steven Hope, C-Learning’s CEO, said: “At C-learning we are here to support schools, colleges and universities to succeed in their use of technologies to work in a smarter and more sustainable way. We are also a team of educators from top to bottom and I myself have been in the further education sector for 17 years prior to joining the C-Learning team in the summer.
“We are extremely proud and excited to be working with the team for this event, one which we know will be an amazing one. Hartlepool Sixth Form is hosting its first digital festival to celebrate and showcase the exciting and dynamic digital technology and creative sector.”
The Digital Skills Expo, running from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 November, will celebrate and showcase what the exciting digital technology and creative sector has to offer through a series of workshops, demonstrations and seminars covering a variety of topics ranging from cybercrime to how technology is used in professional sports.
Keynote speakers at the event include David Price OBE, an international expert and best-selling author on how organisations learn, innovate and make themselves fit for the future.
The sixth form will also welcome Lawrence Tijjani, a Google Innovator and leader of mentoring programmes around the world for under-represented groups in Google Workspace for Education. Lawrence also runs Just a Guy Foundation, an initiative to support young people to develop practical and interpersonal skills to empower them to navigate the future and reach their full potential.
The campus’ impressive atrium will be transformed into an innovative digital space which will include VR racing simulators and immersive dance performances with NEVRlabs and South Paw Dancing Company, as well as exhibitions and engaging sessions with local employers such as Hartlepool Council’s Digital Services Team and Cleveland Police.
Staff from Sunderland College will also demonstrate some of the latest technology being used in professional sports to enhance performance and drive success in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago.
Dan Fitzpatrick, Strategic Lead for Digital Skills and Learning Innovation at Education Partnership North East, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to work with the team at C-Learning for our Digital Skills Expo. They are a company who put the learner first; from their passion for accessibility, their cloud first approach and their outlook on sustainability.
We are also delighted that they have provided some Chromebooks as prizes to our staff and students for their efforts in earning Google Cloud skills.”
As part of the event, the sixth form will launch Google Skills, an automated training package to train students and staff in Google Cloud skills.
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