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TEC Partnership Wins Digital Beacon Award

The TEC Partnership is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious Beacon Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education.

The Partnership, an Ofsted outstanding provider which incorporates colleges such as Grimsby Institute, Skegness TEC, Scarborough TEC and East Riding College, has numerous digital accolades to its name.

As well as holding Microsoft Showcase status, it was recently made an EdTech Demonstrator College by the Department for Education and is currently supporting 72 schools and colleges.

Deborah Millar, TEC Partnership Group Executive Director – Digital Learning Technology, said: “Winning the Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education in a year when everyone moved online and upped their digital game is an incredible feeling. We still haven’t processed it!

“We have been relentless in our desire to inspire, empower and support others in their use of technology. It is not about teachers using an app in the classroom. At the TEC Partnership, technology is the enabler, it is the golden thread throughout every department within the organisation, it’s a way of life.”

She continued: “Helping develop an effective digital strategy, increase their edtech skills and ultimately enable their communities throughout this pandemic has been a privilege and a practice we felt worth sharing.

“With this Beacon Award, we hope to continue to share each other’s practice, work more collaboratively, forge supportive peer-to-peer relationships and help the #LoveOurColleges sector shine brighter.”

The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. This award supported by Jisc celebrates effective use of digital technology in further education.

Mark White, Interim Chair of AoC’s Charitable Trust said: “The AoC Beacon Awards showcase exactly why colleges are so important to every community and why people value them. This award celebrates an outstanding example of the use of technology and the work of the winning college goes above and beyond.”