Glasgow-based communications company, Exchange Communications, has entered into a partnership with Scotland’s largest college to deliver specialist training to students studying computer networking.
The unique sponsorship with City of Glasgow College will deliver work experience for students, which will include onsite shadowing and mentoring with Exchange’s specialist telecommunications team. Students will see first-hand how tailored communications packages are set up to meet the needs of business.
Exchange Communications Managing Director, Tom Sime, said:
“We have been looking for some time for an educational establishment that is a match for what we are trying to achieve. Partnering with City of Glasgow College meets our ambition to help provide education and training for ambitious students in the communications sector. We are delighted to have made this match.”
It is a first venture into the field of course sponsorship for the college which will see the partnership:
- Identify an industry-relevant project that would complement the student experience/course.
- Offer on-site work experience for an agreed number of students.
- Provide guest speakers to students on the course.
- Highlight opportunities for students who achieve the HND in Computer Networking.
- Donate IT equipment and technical kit relevant to course area.
Corporate Development and Innovation Director at City of Glasgow College, Roy Gardner, said:
“Exchange Communications is a perfect partner for our Computer Networking students. It has a strong reputation for innovative communication products and dependable maintenance, and exports to over 100 countries. it will be a great learning experience for our students to see how big business operates outside the classroom.
“This distinctive agreement also gives us an opportunity to link directly from college to employment, which we hope to roll out further with other courses.”
Exchange Communications is one of the largest independent business telecom companies in the UK, delivering leading-edge communications solutions for clients worldwide for 27 years.
It offers a full range of telecom systems and services, providing affordable solutions for every size of business. It covers everything from single office telephone systems, to complex multi-site and call centre configurations together with networked communication solutions and VoIP.