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ADLIB is invited to join the Weston College Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

Here at ADLIB, we are proud to share that we have been invited to be on the Weston College Industry Advisory Board (IAB). With the tech industry evolving at pace, Weston College has established this Digital Industry Advisory Board with the purpose to have direct input into the college curriculum.

Digital Industry Advisory Board members include ADLIB, UK Hydrographic Office, Zircon, TechSPARK, Ascot Group and Cardstream. The first meeting was held in April and boards will meet digitally three times a year to review and progress a tech education action plan, delivered by Weston College. Key objectives include raising the profile and awareness of the diverse range of careers and courses with both learners and employers and creating collaborative projects to address some of the challenges employers face when building a team for their business.

Dave Crew, Head of Business Growth and Employer Partnership at Weston College said: “We have seen a significant increase in the number of tech jobs in the West of England, specifically in Bristol, in the past 5 years. This sector growth has coincided with tech related courses being one of the fastest growing areas of our areas of our provision at Weston College, following our investment in a University Centre at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. The Digital Industry Advisory Board will bring leading regional tech employers together to inform the current and future tech curriculum at Weston College, ensuring our graduates enter the workforce as both highly-skilled and confident employees, ready to be an asset to a business. I am delighted that ADLIB have agreed to join our Digital Industry Advisory Board, and share their expertise of finding exciting talent and building tech teams for businesses. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this exciting project, connecting industry and education.”

More about Weston College this way.

Weston College is one of the largest education providers in the UK with over 30,000 course enrolments annually. The College has seen its digital technology education provision grow significantly in the past three years, a result of its investment in STEM related courses, and state-of-the-art facilities including its University Centre, based at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare which has seen an £18m redevelopment in the town. There is a recognition that Weston College, alongside universities in the region, has the future workforce for employers.