University Technical College Partnership

CNet Training is proud to partner with Activate Learning Education Trust University Technical Colleges to deliver the Digital Futures Programme.

CNet Training is a founding partner of the Digital Futures Programme, first delivered at UTC Heathrow, the inaugural University Technical College dedicated to the data centre sector. Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET) and industry partners have collaborated to help shape and deliver the curriculum for 14-18 year olds to prepare them for a future career within the data centre sector.

Developed alongside leading industry organisations, the Digital Futures Programme allows students to gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in technical careers within the data centre sector. This sector is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, which is only set to continue, but is facing an ongoing skills shortage. This new programme will help to future-proof the industry by inspiring a new generation to join it and enjoy a rewarding career.

The programme curriculum is designed in close collaboration with industry leading global organisations, who have all committed significant funding and resources to the programme to guarantee students receive a first-class technical education.

Founding partners are committed to supporting students in all UTCs that deliver the Digital Futures Programme across ALET: Amazon Web Services, ARK Data Centres (Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited), CBRE, CNet Training (CNet), CyrusOne, LMG, Virtus Data Centres, and Yondr.

With the right funding and support, this concept could be replicated across the world. It has already been hugely successful within the UK, not only being recognised with three global industry awards, but also extending the delivery of the programme to three further UTCs due to demand.

It’s great to be working together to encourage young people to join the amazing digital infrastructure industry and help to tackle the skills shortage.

Visit the ALET website to learn more about the Digital Futures Programme and how your company can get involved.

Watch the video below, produced by ALET, showing the highlights of Data Centre World 2024!

Activate Learning Education Trust University Technical Colleges (ALET UTCs) & Partners is incredibly proud to be shortlisted for the DCS Outstanding Contribution to Skills and Training Award!

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Last week, at Data Centre World London, ALET UTCs & Partners was recognised as the 'Best Talent Developer' for the second year running - the initiative's fourth global industry award overall!

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Attending Data Centre World London? Don't miss this panel session!

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We're excited to be welcoming House of Lords dignitary, The Rt Hon. Lord Kenneth Baker, to Data Centre World London on Wednesday 6th March to officially open the ALET UTCs & Partners VIP Zone!

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The Zone is open to everyone to drop in for a break, have a chat and enjoy a coffee. It will no doubt once again be the place to be throughout the event, as ALET UTC students take on challenges across the two days of the show, aided by their Trust Partner employer mentors.

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ALET UTCs & Partners Trust is delighted to announce that our unique Digital Futures Programme is being rolled out to all four of ALET's UTCs - UTC Reading, UTC Swindon, UTC Oxfordshire, following success at UTC Heathrow.

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CNet Training is proud to be a Trust Partner of Activate Learning Education Trust University Technical Colleges (ALET UTCs).

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CNet Training will be delivering Certified Network Cable Installation (CNCI®) training to students at University Technical College (UTC) Warrington at the end of January as part of the students' T Level and BTEC Computing studies

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