Students receive online learning boost from GM Mayor

Students receive online learning boost from GM Mayor

Tameside College is currently distributing Chromebook laptops to students in a digital campaign backed by Andy Burnham the Greater Manchester mayor. 

The ‘Digital Exclusion Project’ has been extended from its pilot phase to support distance learning for students during the lockdown. The project aims to equip learners from priority groups, including looked after children, to ensure access to all learning opportunities is inclusive. 

Tameside College has distributed 37 Chromebook laptops and wi-fi enabled dongles as part of its distance learning programme for college students since lockdown. The scheme, funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), was enhanced with the by Mayor Andy Burnham to support learners most in need of the technology. 

Jackie Moores, principal at Tameside College said: "We are extremely grateful to the GMCA and Mayor Andy Burnham for these resources. They will allow those who are most in need to access high quality online teaching and resources to help them complete their qualifications. It is a real boost to our students.” 

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