Digital Dinner offers industry networking opportunity

Making Digital Work Dinner

Digital Dinner offers industry networking opportunity

Industry professionals, academics, lecturers and students were among the guests at a ‘Making Digital Work’ dinner and networking event held at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus on Wednesday 7 June.

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson welcomed around 100 invited guests to the Campus for a four course meal prepared and served by the college’s Hospitality students and staff.

Sponsored by MacRoberts LLP and Oracle Academy the event featured Jane Richardson, Senior Director EMEA Oracle Academy and the vote of thanks was given by Val Surgenor a Partner at MacRoberts.

This is the third themed annual dinner held at the Stirling Campus – with last years’ event marking the College’s reaccreditation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Assured Status - an industry led quality mark awarded by the STEM Foundation, it also offered an opportunity to explore new partnership initiatives related to STEM.

This year’s focus on Digital, offered a similar opportunity for invited guests to explore initiatives related to this field.

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said:

“Digital is central to our mission ‘Making Learning Work’.  Like STEM, Digital cuts across all aspects of college activity and we offer opportunities at all points of the skills pipeline offering seamless progression from school right through to the workplace.  At Forth Valley College, our strategic vision is to create a ‘digital first’ ethos across our organisation and to ensure digital literacy and creativity is placed at the heart of everything we do.

“It is hoped this evening has provided and opportunity for those invited to make connections, celebrate success and forge future partnerships with guests – from my colleagues at the college, schools, universities, employers and stakeholders.

“We want everyone to discuss the digital skills agenda and continue the conversation about how we can deliver the right skills and training relevant for life, work and study in a digital society. I’d also like this opportunity to thank all those who supported our evening including our sponsors MacRoberts LLP and Oracle Academy and our keynote speakers.”

Valerie Surgenor, MacRoberts LLP said:

“MacRoberts is, again, delighted to support Forth Valley College in this unique and inspiring event.  Digital development is playing an ever increasing and prominent role across all aspects of the business community and wider society.  As a Scottish based law firm, we have long established links with the education sector and we will continue to work with organisations to deliver and enhance the opportunities for young people in Scotland to develop their digital skills and embrace new technologies.”

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