We’ve had the privilege of working with many talented and inspiring young people. Many of these students want to encourage other young people to develop their skills and abilities through the Digital Innovators courses in order to reach their potential and enter the world of employment feeling confident and ready to succeed!
We’d like to share with you some of the incredible feedback we’ve had from previous Digital Innovators students so you can hear first hand what our course can encourage you to achieve.
And if that wasn’t enough to persuade you, we’ve been crowned Business of the Year and Outstanding Small Business of the Year at the Solihull Chamber Business Awards 2020 in recognition of the work we are doing to support young people.
“We came straight out of college and within the first two or three weeks of finishing Digital Innovators we got an excited call from Mick saying that there’s an assessment day open at a forensics company and that it’s a great opportunity. We enthusiastically attended the assessment day and it led to employment! The other people applying were post-graduates, we had just come straight out of college with no real prior work experience within the field. But our new learned skills and attitude got us where we wanted to be”
‘Currently, I’m working on a trial project which gives me a taster on what I can expect from employer-led projects, which are starting next week. We’ll get to work on a real-life project with an employer and I’m really excited for that – It’s a great opportunity for me to apply the skills that I’ve learnt in the sessions. As well as the chance to work with a real business and gain work experience’
“As soon as I turned sixteen, I was trying to look for jobs and different experiences. Looking for jobs came with a lot of rejections which I assumed was solely down to being young and inexperienced. However, what I came to discover through Digital Innovators, is that there are a specific set of soft skills that employers actively look for, yet these are not taught or even mentioned at Secondary School and Sixth Form. Almost three years after starting the Digital Innovators course, I can honestly say that I’ve learned so much and gained so much experience with a variety of different employers. I cannot stress enough how much the program has benefitted me.”
“Confidence, Stability & Self Belief.
When I was first introduced to Digital Innovators as a student at Solihull College, I had none of those traits. I was highly self-doubtful and didn’t believe in my own personal strengths. I began the Digital Innovators course and during this worked on a project within the NHS. As I began to manage the project my hidden potential and personality quirks slowly came to life. My capabilities that were once hidden away and unbeknownst to me were finally given the opportunity to step forward and what a great personal discovery that was!”
Solihull Business of the Year Award 2020
Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award 2020