The pdf Digital Ambition for Scotland’s Colleges (1.44 MB) has been developed by the college sector, for the college sector to provide evidence on the sector’s digital intentions.
It will enable the sector to support the full range of learners accessing college-based learning platforms across Scotland. It will also ensure that colleges can quickly respond to the changing needs of the labour market and deliver skills for the new economy 4.0.
The Digital Ambition has been developed and agreed following consultation with the sector and key partners in the digital industry.
Dr Ken Thomson OBE, Principal of Forth Valley College, was the sector lead and introduces the document:
The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP, shares his thoughts on the Digital Ambition:
Hear what Jason Miles-Campbell, Head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, has to say about it:
Hear what Gillian Docherty OBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Data Lab has to say about it:
ScotlandIS has endorsed the publication:
"ScotlandIS are delighted to support the Digital Ambition statement as laid out by Colleges Scotland. ScotlandIS recognises the importance the College sector has to play as part of Scotland's ambition to become a digitally leading and digitally inclusive nation. Colleges are important vehicles of sustainable economic growth across our cities, towns and communities here in Scotland and these aims and ambitions will go a long way to help us realise our digital potential.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance and need for society as a whole to upskill and reskill. ScotlandIS firmly believe that Colleges are ideally placed to help meet these demands we will require for our future workforce. As always, ScotlandIS and our members stand ready to support our Colleges to become world leaders in digital education."
For further information about the Digital Ambition for Scotland’s Colleges, please contact Tom Hall.