8th May 2018

South Devon College students Nikita Coombes (Art and Design), Ben Baber-Hale (Computing) and Joel Stoddard-Turvey (Computing) have been shortlisted for a South West Digital Award.

Organised by Helm Squared, the awards will be a chance to highlight, reward and encourage digital innovation in the region.

Nominated for winning Fujitsu’s Operation Innovation competition, the students have been shortlisted for the ‘Young Innovator’ category, rewarding creativity and ambition. The category is sponsored by the University of Plymouth. The University sees the South West region as, “rapidly becoming a hotbed for digital businesses where new companies flourish in a network of like-minded, ambitious entrepreneurs.”

Work has recently started on the Hi-Tech Digital Centre at the College’s Paignton campus. The Centre will provide individuals with the skills that employers need to support their business growth in a range of important local hi-tech businesses such as; electronics, lasers, fibre, satellite and communications, aerospace, marine and medical. The offer will also extend to creative industries including gaming, app design, digital design, film and digital media, smart clothing and textiles and many others.

By developing resources with many leading companies in their field, the Hi-Tech and Digital Centre will expose future generations of engineers and technologists to cutting edge technology, and inspire the local community with this rapidly growing sector. The interior layout has been designed carefully to follow leading principles in future proofing an outstanding teaching and learning environment. Great emphasis is being placed on flexibility of space, the importance and need for social and collaborative study and innovation areas and layouts of rooms which will mirror workplace processes and practice.

Winners of the South West Digital Awards will be announced on Thursday 27th September.

For more information on our courses call 08000 380 123 or email [email protected] 

Alternatively, come along to our next Open Event on Saturday 12th May 10am-1pm at Long Road, Paignton. Register your attendance here.


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