Institute Of Technology
WELCOME TO THE VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE CRAVEN COLLEGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY!
We invite you to join Roderick Sutherland, Director of Business and Community Development, Craven College in his virtual introduction.
Thanks go to our guest speakers who have kindly recorded their presentations and now come to you virtually.
Videos 1 & 2 – We are proud to introduce Dr Budgie Dhanda, Managing Director, 3BDA, an independent consultant in cybersecurity with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.
Video 3 – John Davies from South Wales Cyber Security Cluster
Video 4 – John Davies, on behalf of Pervade Software, voted one of the most innovative Cyber Security companies in the UK
Video 5 – Alison Davies Head of Digital, Skipton Building Society, Director of Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology
Video 6 – Prof Roy Isbell, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
We hope you have found our presentations informative and inspiring. Do please come and see us at College once our doors are open again to see our wonderful, new facilities.
In the meantime, please take a more detailed look at the courses which we offer.
Craven College is delighted to be an integral part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT), which is a consortium of Colleges in the region in receipt of an investment of circa £10 million of capital funding from the Department of Education.
The purpose of the IoT is to enable the College to invest in industry-standard equipment and provide higher-level technical training. This massive training boost will enhance employment opportunities and ensure highly qualified employees for the regions’ employers.
The IoT has received significant levels of employer support. Local Digital businesses, including Skipton Building Society, Computershare, JBA Consulting and Selestial Software and Media have recognised the need for investment in education to address their digital skills shortages and are now involved as partners in designing and delivering a unique, employer-led curriculum, supported by research from the universities. Other businesses with similar interests are joining the group and the door is open for others to become a partner if they wish. Employers will be part of the governance of the IoT to ensure continued collaboration and long term benefits for the region.
Theresa Savage, Head of Faculty says, ‘This is a really important development for Craven College. We already have very well established IT, graphics and digital media courses, but this new investment will enable us to create a whole new floor of fantastic industry standard facilities so that students can develop up to date Digital Skills. Working with our rapidly growing number of employer partners will ensure that our curriculum is designed and delivered to create future employees with the skills businesses require locally and regionally.’