Assistant Principle for The Cornwall College Group, Justin Olosunde, talks about next generation skills with Allyson Glover

Assistant Principle for The Cornwall College Group, Justin Olosunde, talks about next generation skills with Allyson Glover

Digital Transformation Programme critical to local economy growth 

Justin Olosunde, Assistant Principal, External Engagement & Business Innovation at The Cornwall College Group, explains why Digital Transformation, and the technology it represents, is so critical to growth within the local, regional, national and international economies. Its creation will enable skills providers (like The Cornwall College Group) to come together with all those who want to participate in the digital economy, leading to more efficient and competitive businesses populated by highly-skilledlocally-educated people. 

How has the tech sector in Cornwall developed in recent years?

Some of the most exciting new technology enables people to perform as efficiently as possible, but also lets then innovate and adapt. Software Cornwall has been a huge success, being an exemplary collaboration between more than 100 businesses. It’s the kind of tech alliance which helps foster Cornwall’s status as a kind of mini Silicon Valley, enabling a culture of innovation unprecedented since mining’s heyday.  

Cornwall’s growing digital sector career opportunities

This all leads to a high-skills, high-pay economy. There’s an obligation to equip the next generation with the right skills, both for their sake but for business’s sake too. Changes are sweeping through all sectors; it’s not just about software engineers, all of them have a transformed, digital footprint. For the Cornish economy, and its future, this simultaneously a no-brainer and the opportunity of a lifetime. 

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