These days the world is changing so fast on technological, economic social, and political fronts that whole industries or specialist job roles can die or be born virtually overnight. Just think of what happened to the hot metal typesetters when desktop publishing arrived, or film editors when edting suites were replaced by cheap off the shelf software packages, or the London post production specialists, now that the Chinese can deliver special effects work so much cheaper than the UK.
The bottom line is that if we don’t want to become irrelevant, and if we want to land our dream job, we need to:
a) be aware of what is going on in the wider world, in our industry and intended job role
b) reflect on what that means for us and how we need to adapt
c) learn new skills throughout our lifetime to keep us resilient to change and able to maximize our personal prosperity
d) be able to communicate effectively about our thinking and practice
To help with this, throughout your time in College, you are required to keep a Learning Blog (using the blog tool provided) of your progress in all of your studies
A series of workshops and contact with industry professionals is timetabled to complement your core studies and, as well as attending these classes, you will be shown how to access exercises and information in Moodle that you are required to