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An empty store in the Sovereign Center of Weston-super-Mare transformed into a digital hub Bath City News

A new digital hub for students has opened in an empty store in a Weston-super-Mare shopping center.

Spacebar has moved into a vacant unit at the Sovereign Center on High Street and provides Digital T Level and BTEC students with hands-on industry experience while allowing them to develop technical skills and support local employers.

The new hub is a joint venture between Weston College, the Sovereign Shopping Center, the Business Improvement District, NatWest, the North Somerset Council and the Weston Place Agency.

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Under the guidance of the host employer, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Weston Town Center Partnership, the students worked on projects for local businesses, helping them improve their digital presence, including building websites for them. .

Spacebar students will also benefit from a series of industry-specific lectures and counseling sessions delivered weekly by NatWest’s digital team.

Over the next few months, mentors will provide technical support and guidance to learners, allowing them to further develop their technical skills and knowledge.

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The branding for the project was designed by graphic design students at Weston University Center (UCW), who came up with the name, logo and artwork as well as the design of the unit.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and CEO of Weston College, said: “The space bar is a really exciting project for our learners.

“Over the past few years, our IT learners have built a first-rate reputation for helping businesses across the region grow their online presence and solve the issues facing full-time employees.

“We are so proud that this project has incorporated such a variety of students, from different courses, all with the overall goal of helping local people grow their businesses under such difficult circumstances.

“Working so closely with key partners was also important for this project, because together we can share knowledge, nurture our future talents and prepare them for life after college. “

Steve Townsend, Director of the Business Improvement District, said: “It is important that as a company we support local talent and give them the space to exploit their skills.

“The space bar is a fantastic opportunity not only for learners, but also for our community, and we are excited to be part of the region’s digital agenda.”

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