City College Coventry caters for over 6,000 students and draws strength from its close ties with local businesses and employers who contribute to the design of its courses to ensure they stay current and relevant for their needs. The Innovation Hub is the latest step in this relationship. In addition to hiring new students, local organisations will be able to send staff to the College for training on a variety of the latest technologies and software from Fujitsu and Intel, helping them stay competitive both nationally and internationally. The hub will also offer courses in Brocade networking certifications as well as a wide range of other disciplines, including 3D modelling, games development, automotive technologies and mobile and web development.
The facility has been equipped to optimise learning, including large display screens and advanced networking equipment which can be used for demonstrations and practical sessions. The facility has been fitted with a range of Fujitsu and Intel hardware, including workstations, tablets and laptops.
Steve Logan, principal, City College Coventry, commented. ‘With an ever growing demand for skilled technology graduates, we hope the centre will benefit the wider community and we will be inviting schools and academies locally to view the facilities later this term. This simply would not have been possible without the support and investment that Fujitsu, Intel and Brocade have provided.’
Danny Arati, education manager, Intel Europe said. ‘We have a decade worth of experience working with more than 12 million teachers and we know the potential technology can bring to the classroom to enrich learning. The Innovation Hub at City College Coventry will enable teachers to better help prepare students for success in the future.’