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Future Skills for your Business in a Changing World

Petroc recently hosted the ‘Future Skills for your Business in a Changing World’ at Saunton Sands Hotel. The event brought together colleges, training providers and employers across Devon and Somerset to discuss and explore curriculum development for the future. The aim was to ensure that Petroc’s site, facilities, and courses are closely aligned with local industry needs and the most innovative and emerging technologies.

The event focused on three key areas, namely Advanced Engineering, Green Construction, and Electric Vehicles, along with an underpinning theme of Digital Development, and provided an excellent platform for attendees to discuss and learn about the latest trends and emerging technologies that can help their businesses grow and succeed.

The event was free to attend and provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded industry professionals. Petroc facilitated discussions around local business skills needs, aiming to ensure the event was highly relevant and beneficial to all attendees.

Guest speakers at the event included the inspirational Peter Crone, from Morwind Ltd, who demonstrated how businesses can accelerate decarbonization and achieve Net Zero goals using offshore wind energy. Barr Media also enlightened attendees on how emerging digital technologies and artificial intelligence are moving our businesses forward in an ever-changing world.

Commenting on the event, Petroc’s Vice-Principal, Finance, Resources & Regional Affairs, Bill Blythe, said: “We are thrilled with the success of this event and the positive feedback we have received from attendees. We believe that events like these are crucial for the development of local businesses and are committed to hosting similar events in the future.”

The event was very well attended, showcasing the need for more events like this in the future. Petroc remains committed to providing local businesses with the resources, education, and training they need to succeed in a changing world.


04 April 2023