Borders College

College commits to Digital Participation Charter

Borders College has signed up to the Scottish Government’s Digital Participation Charter, which aims to increase the number of people who are able to access and use online services.

By signing up to the Charter Borders College is committing to five key pledges:

  • Skill up – we ensure that our staff and volunteers have the opportunity to develop basic digital skills.
  • Support staff – we support our staff and volunteers to help others learn basic digital skills and embrace digital tools.
  • Support Scotland – we support our nation by contributing resources and practical support for Scotland in whatever ways we can.
  • Back to basics – we support a common language based on digital participation and basic digital skills to make our thinking and actions as clear as possible.
  • Come together – we channel our efforts through the Digital Participation programme so that our activities are coordinated and build on each other.

Pete Smith, Vice Principal – Finance and Corporate Services, commented:

“Digital skills are absolutely vital in enabling people to participate fully in society today, from maintaining contact with friends and relatives to accessing public services and purchasing everyday items. For many years, Borders College has used technology to deliver and enhance learning and to drive efficiency across our business systems.  We have run initiatives to upskill our staff and have included IT as part of our core skills delivery to students.  Signing up to the charter further reinforces our commitment to improving digital capabilities across wider society.”

You can find out more about the Digital Participation charter by visiting their website.

Published: Tue 21st Nov, 2017