The Skills Network and Selby College collaborate to inspire the next generation of students
Selby College has recently received a very generous donation from The Skills Network.
The donation has enabled the purchase of a state-of-the art laptop workstation, complete with cutting-edge graphics on a 4K screen and a digital sculpting tool. This new technology support students studying ICT, Media and Technology.
With advanced Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities, the new workstation enables the College to not only portably deliver VR teaching and learning across the college campus, but to also engage with local, surrounding schools as part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects.
The new workstation has also benefited a number of autistic students at the college. Through using the workstation, a weekly Gaming Club has been established, which has enabled the students to access VR, and digital sculpting and programming technologies.
Catlin Foley, a Level 2 ICT student at Selby College, spoke about how the technology has inspired her:
“I have found using the new workstation really beneficial and it has got me thinking about a career in game design, particularly 3D sculpting, after I discovered I have a bit of a talent for it!”
David Storey, Subject Area Manager for ICT and Computing at Selby College, said:
“It was such an amazing gesture from The Skills Network when they made this donation to us and unexpected too. Very few employers truly understand the amazing strengths and qualities that a young person of college age can bring to an organisation as a new employee, but The Skills Network have always just ‘got it’. This token of TSN’s appreciation for the many young people that they have given opportunities to and benefited from in the process, is rare and very much appreciated. True local community spirit at its best!
Thank you so much TSN!”