Hull College unveils new digital strategy

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, meeting people involved in Hull's digital sector at the city's C4DI building earlier this month.

The organisation will pledge its commitment to our area's creative industries by unveiling a new digital project in the city.

The manifesto includes the introduction of industry-backed qualifications, as well as plans to create a digital hub on the Queen's Gardens site.

Principal Graham Towse says it's essential they support the growing local sector:

"We're really keen to show our commitment to contribute towards the skills development needs of those industries in the future, but also for us to very clearly show our support and backing for what is a really important sector for the area."

He says it's vital that local people gain the skills to work in this growing sector:

"Because of our reach of promoting the digital sector to young people as being a career that they can get in to at the College but also then move in to real job opportunities locally and contribute towards the local economy, without having to move away."

He says it's important that Hull makes the most of its homegrown talent:

"We've got a very vibrant gaming industry; we work very closely with Platform Studios and we've got C4DI developing in the city aswell. We really have got a real opportunity here to support the creative and digital industries, promoting what they have in the area."

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