The key to the success of any organisation is the staff that work for it.
Therefore, the ESB are committed to supporting our local training providers by supporting the recruitment of new staff and by providing CPD opportunities for both teaching and professional staff.
Our 'Expert Talks' programme focusses on addressing the knowledge gaps that can exist between education and industry. We know that changes in industry practice, technology and skills needs can change dramatically over a short period of time. This programme gives educators the opportunity to hear local experts talk about 'Hot Topics' in industry and therefore helps to dimystify these topics.
Our IT, Digital and Creative sector action group have launched a series of CPD talks to provide tutors, teachers and educators from accross Essex access to industry experts.
Talks have included...
UX Design and Why it matters - The session delivered by Michael Dravnieks from Coast Digital was held at the University of Essex. Michael explained what UX design is, what UX designers do as well as explaining how anyone can get started in UX design.
The Evolving World of Digital Strategy - Our second session was held at Anglia Ruskin University, delivered by Karan Ainley (Mosaic - The Integrated Marketing Agency).
An Introduction to Big Data, AI and Big Data - In this talk Steven Kear draws on his background in Computer Science and extensive knowledge of embedded systems and electronic product development to provide an insight into the hugely interesting topics that are Big Data, AI and Internet of Things.
If you have suggestion about a particular topic that you would like to know more about please let us know.
The ESB are supporting our FE providers with recruitment of staff and recently
(Jan 2018) ran a Recruitment Masterclass session, lead by ESB Chair, Adam Jones.
The ESB and the Essex Provider Network have also worked together to provide tutors with relevant industry experience days.
Working with local, leading companies in the sector such as Ford, e2v and Raytheon, the CPD event invited tutors and staff to visit key manufacturing and engineering sites which enabled over 20 members of staff (across several local colleges) to gain a unique insight into the mechanics of the local industry and alert them to the career and skills needs that exist.
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