In a first for the West Midlands region, the 12th June saw South and City College launch an innovative array of new technology courses, having rebranded its Digbeth campus as a centre for emerging and digital technologies.
The launch event, dubbed FutureFest, was attended by the city’s VIPs, college students and pupils from local schools, who were able to experience many hands-on taster sessions in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, garment technology and drone flying. The famous rapper Dan Bull, beauty and fashion influencer Tessi Rehman, Ed James from Heart FM, Rob Howard from Capital and JD from Free Radio, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and Lady Mayoress were amongst the guests enjoying the experience and learning about the new courses.
The courses are designed to help businesses meet their increasing digital skills needs, as the UK faces a growing skills shortage in this area. South and City is one of only a few colleges in the country to offer such forward-thinking learning opportunities and the first college in the region.
The courses include:
- Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (Introduction course and Level 2)
- Computer Science incorporating AI and Robotics (Level 1)
- Graphics, Photography and Drone Technology (Level 2 and 3)
- Forensic Accounting (Level 3)
- Fashion Design and Garment Technology (Level 3)
- Cisco Essentials (Level 3)
Kaussar Bashir, Deputy Head of Faculty of South and City College Birmingham said, “With the UK economy set to lose as much as £145 billion in the next 10 years because of digital skills shortages, businesses are desperate for digitally savvy graduates. Being such an important growth area, we’re thrilled to be able to offer such a compelling range of courses that not only piques student interests, but that also sets them up for future employment.”
South and City College Birmingham encourages prospective students to join the digital revolution by starting one of their new emerging technology courses this September. To apply for any of the courses featured, visit www.sccb.ac.uk