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Digital Roots Pilot Scheme Performing with Flying Colours

dean jenkins - Monday, April 25, 2016

Digital Roots Pilot Scheme Performing with Flying Colours

At the beginning of the month, we finally launched the pilot for our long-planned Digital Roots Scheme. Weeks of blood, sweat and tears (not quite literally) went into building our baby, but as the students come to the end of their four weeks of training, things couldn't have gone any better! 

Five students have joined the ranks and in just three weeks, have come impressively far. In their final week of training, they will soon be thrown into the deep end to work with real clients to start building up their portfolios. More impressive yet, they have already completed a number of real projects, smashing them out in just a couple of days each. From building their own websites to designing business cards, the speed at which our students have found their stride is astonishing. 

Last week we were visited by a number of our partners and supporters to show them exactly what their much appreciated support has helped us achieve (and to have some free sandwiches which is  always a bonus). A great day was had by all and we're pleased to announce further support is now allowing us to expand our reach into Cardiff and soon into RCT, so watch those spaces!

We're excited to move into the next phase of the scheme. As always, if you're a business that's interested in getting involved by sponsoring a student, all you need do is get in touch! You'll get a shiny new website out of the deal, as well as being listed as one of our sponsors on our website and all Digital Roots literature (plus you'll save a bucket load of money!). Applications are now open for the next run of the scheme if you'd like to get involved as a student. 

We'd like to give a special thanks to Sharon Owen of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gareth Price of Careers Wales, Christine Prescott of Cardiff Adult Community Learning, Gary Black of RCT and Gavin Jones of the RDP in Caerphilly Council. Thank you also to everyone else that came along to show their support and get involved! 

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