Dumfries and Galloway College has welcomed prominent business figures to one of their campuses to celebrate the link between commerce and education in the South of Scotland.
New Principal, Joanna Campbell, and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) welcomed business influencers to a dinner held at the college’s Dumfries campus to discuss the way forward for the region.
Guest speakers Victoria Fraser from The Data Lab and Drew Easton from Jas P Wilson spoke about the social and economic benefits of learning and education and how the jobs of the future will be driven by the fourth industrial revolution.
SCDI also spoke about their latest projects, research, and events designed to support businesses in the South of Scotland.
The South of Scotland has huge potential to promote inclusive growth and attendees agreed that the further education opportunities offered by Dumfries and Galloway College play a significant role allowing local people to make the most of them.
Principal Joanna Campbell has consistently said that growing and strengthening links with the local community is one of her top priorities and that she and her team are committed to ensuring that the South of Scotland retains the skills it needs to succeed.
Principal Joanna Campbell said:
“I was delighted to welcome members of our brilliant business community to our college and to hear their thoughts on the future for our region.
“I wish to thank the SCDI for their committed partnership in putting this event together.
“Business and further education are key components in the success that the South of Scotland has achieved so far and, by continuing to work together, I’m confident that our relationship will continue to make an important contribution in the future.”