Glasgow Clyde College announced it is updating its course catalog to include esports classes as well as a slew of other technology-based disciplines. This aims to bridge the “digital skill gap” that currently exists in the United Kingdom.
“As the digital landscape continues to evolve, there is no doubt that, without action, the skills gap will grow,” said Jennifer Brickwood, the assistant principal of engineering, computing, and built environments at Glasgow Clyde College. “So, we see it as our duty, and the duty of the educational sector, to bring technology to the forefront of our students’ education to help bridge the digital divide.”
The new gaming course is entitled “NQ Computing and eSports”. This class aims to develop gaming skills and social media reach so gamers can grow both their following and their portfolio.
Glasgow Clyde College is located in Scotland. The school was formed following the August 2013 merger of Anniesland College, Cardonald College, and Langside College.