Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean (Enterprise & Innovation) of the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, was interviewed by That’s Solent TV on 4th August about the new project PONToon.
PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN) will employ digital technologies and creative practices in order to provide equal access to training and employment services and respond to the digital skills shortage that exists across all sectors. The project is focussed on female social exclusion, targeting those furthest from the labour market. PONToon seeks to create a community of learners, knowledge creation and applied research for social good.
Funding for PONToon was recently finalised. Read the University’s press article.
Joan says: “The University of Portsmouth and our partners are delighted to have secured Interreg funding for this project which will make a real difference to the employability of our UK and French female participants.”