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Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
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Funded by the European Social Fund, the project brings together educational partners across Devon to deliver outreach, engagement and skills development activities in a variety of fields.

As a partner on the Hidden Talent in Devon project, Plymouth College of Art will offer creative learning opportunities that aim to enable a broader spectrum of people to access workshops, training and development opportunities, and short courses. The project will also give participants the chance to sample the courses, teaching and arts-practice expertise available at the college, as well as its state of the art facilities, such as Fab Lab Plymouth, our fully equipped digital fabrication laboratory.

Varying from light-touch taster days and hands-on short courses in creative subjects including illustration, graphic design and photography, to skills-based training courses like 2D and 3D design and manufacturing, Hidden Talent in Devon activities will support participants’ educational progression, employability and professional development. In order to maximise the project’s reach within areas of the community least likely to engage with higher level skills, Hidden Talent in Devon will be delivered both on site at Plymouth College of Art, as well as within outreach and engagement activities across the city.

The Hidden Talent in Devon project is unique as it gives the college the freedom to take our creative industry expertise to a new audience and become more diverse, accessible and engaging, whilst encouraging more people to explore new higher level skills and challenge themselves creatively.

For further information on Hidden Talent in Devon, please contact Project Coordinator Bethany Pyner via bpyner@pca.ac.uk, call 01752 203434 (ext. 614), or text 07969054336.

Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
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AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

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SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

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The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

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Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
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Skills Support for the Workforce

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Hidden Talent in Devon Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon

Hidden Talent in Devon is a new project that provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to access higher level skills, as a means of widening participation in Higher Education.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.
SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon) SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED (Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon)

SEED is an exciting project that enables higher education institutions in Devon to collaborate with local SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.
Made@EU Made@EU

Made@EU

Bridging the digital divide that hinders the use of digital fabrication knowledge and technologies in the European cultural and creative sectors.
Fab Lab in schools Fab Lab in schools

Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire digital makers, develop digital making skills in young people, and support the digital agenda within the curriculum.
Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Our Skills Support for the Workforce project invited businesses, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
HackFest HackFest

HackFest

Part of Venturefest South West, HackFest is a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future.