BTC joins Digital Hub in Taunton to grow sector - Bridgwater & Taunton College

A technology firm has created a networking hub for Taunton in a bid to grow the sector locally and attract young people into the industry.

About 50 firms have joined the hub, including Bridgwater & Taunton College. Assistant principal, Dave Alexander, comments:

We have a huge skills deficit in digital technologies in the country and businesses in the South West are really feeling the pinch of it. There’s a lot of businesses wanting to set up here and want to recruit digital skills and that’s great because places like Exeter are booming but increasingly they’re struggling to find those skills.

He added the College was planning to offer new digital courses for 16 to 18 year olds over the next two years and is aiming to increase the number of its digital apprenticeships by using Digital Taunton to meet new firms.

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