6th May 2020

South Devon College recognises that it’s more important than ever for the local business community to reach out and stay connected. Rising to the challenge, the Apprenticeships team has been developing innovative ways to keep in touch and continue to provide fantastic opportunities for local employers.

Emily Tucker, Head of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at the College, has launched the ‘South Devon Business Community’ – a platform to provide Torbay businesses with support, advice and key updates during lockdown. A number of the businesses that work with the College will need to reach out for moral support or a helping hand and this series of webinars will be the perfect place for them to do just that.

Emily has been hosting a series of webinars using GoToWebinar featuring key panel members. Speaking about the interactive element of the webinar series, Emily Tucker said:

“The team at South Devon College is really pleased to be able to offer support to our partners in the local business community via this series of webinars. We will be encouraging employers and businesses to give us their feedback on each session so that we can continue to tailor the content to meet your evolving requirements as things develop over the coming days and weeks.”

The importance of adopting new digital methods has never been greater. To keep businesses running as normally as possible, many have had to go back to the drawing board with how they operate and some have had to completely reinvent what their business does. As a business there could be a lot that you’re missing out on when it comes to working digitally which is why the next webinar is for you.

Emily and the South Devon Business Community presents their second webinar titled ‘Working Digitally’. There’s an exciting panel of speakers lined up for the webinar.

  • Gareth Day – Head of Creative Media and Digital at South Devon College, will cover how COVID-19 has influenced our digital transformation
  • Kate Doodson – Chief Executive at Cosmic, will share top tips for effective digital working
  • Charlotte Collyer – Heart of the South West LEP, will discuss the importance of inspiring digital skills excellence and supporting digital upskilling
  • Grahame Mace and Laura Cowie – Devon and Cornwall Police, will provide up to date information on Cyber Security awareness

The webinar is taking place on Tuesday 12th May from 11:00am-12:00pm and is open to register your attendance now.

The first webinar from the South Devon Business Community was well attended by a range of businesses from across the region and was a great success. If you missed it, you can watch the first webinar on Apprenticeships and what you should do if you employ an apprentice here.

If you are interested in signing up for the South Devon Business Community webinars or have any questions about them, email Emily’s team at [email protected].

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