30th March, 2020


This event is for businesses and training providers who are interested in workforce development of digital and tech skills, hosted by Petroc College in Barnstaple.


9:00 am Arrival, networking and refreshments

9:20 am Julie Hawker, Digital Skills Partnership: Welcome

9:25 am Insight from local organisation: Apprentice and staff development program

9.35 am Marco Palomino, Plymouth University: IT Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

9:45 am Roundtable discussion

10:05 am Petroc College: Level 4 & 5 Digital Apprentice programs

10.15 am Petroc College: Foundation Degree in Computing & Games Design

10:25 am Bill Blythe: South West Institute of Technology

10:35 am Roundtable discussion

10:55 am Chris Fuller, Senior Economic Officer for Bideford: SMART Towns

11.05 am Dr Robin Daniels, CEO of South West Business Council: Digital Biosphere

11:15 am Paul Bryers, Tech South West: Insights from the Tech South West members

11:25 am Roundtable discussion

11:45 am Kathyrn White, Impact Lab: Enviromental Futures and Big Data program

11:55 am Kate Doodson, Cosmic: Digital Advantage Business program

12:05 pm Digital Skills Partnership: Digital skills for the workforce

12:15 pm Close

12:30 - 1:30 There will be a complimentary lunch served in the Taw restaurant and an opportunity to tour the new Cotie business incubation space.

In the afternoon Google Digital Garage will be delivering free digital workshops covering:-

Getting your Business Found on Google and Understanding Google Analytics. Booking is essential as space is limited so please book the afternoon session seperately here:


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