COLLEGE INVESTS £100k IN NEW IT KIT
Students signing up for computing courses at City of Wolverhampton College are to benefit from the latest technology thanks to a £114,000 investment in new kit.
Over the summer the college is set to take delivery of a range of hi-tech equipment which will enable it to expand the range of courses it offers to learners.
The new kit includes around 100 high-spec PCs capable of running industry-standard software, 24-inch HDMI monitors, two 3D printers, 30 Raspberry pi computers – modular computer kits which enable people to learn how to programme and build computer-controlled devices – and 25 classroom mobile phones so that computing students can design, build and test out their own mobile apps.
As part of the scheme five classrooms will be kitted out with the new equipment, including one computer room with dual monitors PCs allowing students to programme on one screen and immediately see the results of their efforts on the other.
Sharon Lane, head of school for business and professional services at the college, said: “There is a real shortage of qualified computer programmers in the area and our investment in the latest industry-standard kit will enable us to offer a wider range of courses and teach students the specialist skills that employers are looking for.”
The college offers over 20 computing and IT courses from beginner to advanced level and, from September, will be offering new courses in cyber security and programming. For more information visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/subject/computing/