Skills & Education

National Coding Week returns to the Digital Greenhouse

During the month of September, National Coding Week returned to the Digital Greenhouse. The week focused on bringing a wide range of expert knowledge, awareness and the opportunity to learn some digital skills at all levels.

Last year’s National Coding Week at the Digital Greenhouse saw over 200 people in attendance, including the second Future Rewired conference. This year, another 200 people attended the hybrid events both in person and virtually, getting involved with the range of workshops, talks and panels - all focused on the importance of upskilling and gaining useful digital skills, that can be applied in a range of areas.

The week was packed with events that included fascinating talks and workshops including exploring the areas of eCommerce, automation, the future of skills, interviewing tips, brand building and much more. 

Watch and read our in-depth coverage on these events below:

Introduction to IDEA Badges

In this session, attendees to the U3A iDEA Badge drop session went through digital skills and coding cards from the learning platform iDEA, with some help from the U3A mentors and DGH team. 

Introduction to Ecommerce

In this insightful talk, Dan Le Page from ESH Solutions spoke about how to boost your retail eCommerce using social platforms such as Facebook Shops.

Focused on the steps to take to help digitize your businesses offerings, whether your business is a physical store or a small digital start-up Dan explained the rising popularity and benefits of using a free social platform for eCommerce efforts. 

Automation: facts, myths and opportunities

In this interactive workshop, Simon Perks, Agilisys' Automation Practise Lead and Graham Lee talked us through what Automation is, exploring the different journeys to long-term value and the processes that deliver business-wide benefits.

Watch the live stream coverage back and find out why automation can and should be implemented in your organisation below,

Read more about the benefits of implementing automation here

Virtual Panel on the Future of Skills

During this virtual panel event, we had experts from Avado Learning, PwC Channel Islands, Careers Guernsey and the Digital Greenhouse discussing the latest reports in the future of digital skills, and why upskilling your business is vital to success. 

Watch the live stream coverage back and find out upskilling your workforce is the ultimate driver of success below,

Read more about what the future holds for digital skills here

Make Time for Coaching: Innovation Lab

In September's Innovation Lab we explored how to introduce coaching into your work ethic, touching on different strategies, styles and tools. We heard from guest speakers from Lisa Ingrouille and Kate Lawlor from the States of Guernsey’s Learning and Development team who built a picture of coaching in a local context, how they embed coaching good practice across the organisation and trained staff to act as coaching champions.

We also heard from Lucy Mallett, Curriculum Lead for CIPD, Coaching and Mentoring at Guernsey College of Further Education on the many opportunities to formalise your learning locally. 

The workshop correlates with Hive Learning Hub's pathway, 'Summer coaching series which you can read a snippet of below,

Read more about coaching and mentoring here

National Coding Week concluded with our technology festival, Future Rewired. The free technology festival, kindly sponsored by Prosperity 24/7, had a packed lineup of local speakers covering topics such as Data, Creative Technology, Cryptocurrencies and more, and was punctuated by challenges hosted by the Digital Greenhouse team. The festival was open to all people working in or interested in what the latest technology has to offer, and attendees were animatedly involved with the networking activities and games throughout the day.


Read more about Future Rewired 2021

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