Benefitting from an investment of over £6.6 million, the DigiSkillScotland project as part of the Digital Learning & Skills Network has enabled the creation of this digital learning platform and infrastructure to provide access to learning opportunities for individuals of all ages – irrespective of location and has seen the physical development of a network of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centres across the South of Scotland, to address skills gaps particularly in areas such as Energy, Engineering and Care.
The digital learning platform was created as part of the South of Scotland Enterprise Economic Funding Partnership (SoSEP) in collaboration with Borders College and Dumfries and Galloway College.
DigiSkillScotland offers online opportunities for those embracing and engaging with technology to further their careers by providing a learning platform and infrastructure that allows access to learning opportunities for individuals of all ages, irrespective of location.
In addition, Digital spokes, located across the South of Scotland in schools, community venues and business premises will provide inclusive access to school & college students and employers wishing to try the latest technologies or up skill their current workforce.
In an age where digital technology is a key part of everyday life, it makes perfect sense that education and training should follow these developments.
When you choose to study online, you are able to prioritise your schedule and learning alongside all of your other commitments. By working independently you take responsibility for your own education at a time to suit you! And, employers will recognise this skill in you.