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The Digital Hub – Digital Doorstep

Cheshire College South and West

The Digital Hub – Digital Doorstep

Cheshire College South and West

An innovative and agile project that will provide schools, colleges and business with the opportunity to experiment with technology and ignite an interest in digital careers within a safe and supportive environment.

The project will facilitate the development of clear digital career pathways and lay the foundation skills required by today’s employers and future Industries.

The project focuses on developing and exploring skills and career pathways in the digital industry. Creating a portable package of specialist equipment to support the development of skills and career pathways. This includes equipment such as hand-held 3D scanners, 3D printers, 360-degree cameras and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality headsets.

Inspiring users with the portable technology and enhancing curriculum by identifying how the technology is benefitting the workplace.

Businesses will have use of the equipment, to support training and development of their workforce, and the option to try products before investing.

360-degree cameras when paired with VR and AR headsets allow learners to be transported to different settings that may otherwise be unobtainable. 3D scanners and printers allow for a hands-on experience of developments in the digital industries.

The portable package will be taken out to local schools, colleges, businesses and the wider community.

Geographical area

Equipment will be based at Cheshire College Chester campus but used across the region.

  • Cheshire East.
  • Cheshire West.

Technologies / Equipment

  • XpertEye Glasses
  • VR and AR Headsets
  • 3D Scanner (desktop and handheld)
  • 3D Printer
  • 360 Degree Camera
  • Laptops (High specification)
  • Tablets

Skills being developed

  • Smart glasses - real time learning
  • Virtualisation
  • Scanning objects
  • Simple programming
  • 3D Printing
  • Discovery learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team working
  • Creativity

Contact: Jackie Rogers