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Blog one – Jeremy Sneller’s view on untapped potential in Cornwall

Date: 22 Feb

We have teamed up with Jeremy and the Touchybyte Team to provide you with a series of blog articles. This is blog one of three that will also feature in the Business Cornwall Magazine (March edition) so you have a sneak preview!

“Cornwall has masses of untapped potential. I believe there needs to be a greater interconnect between businesses and colleges; local businesses should identify the benefits of getting directly involved with the local colleges and schools. It’s creating opportunities for the next generation, who will soon become a part of the working world – we need to inspire this generation now.”

Jeremy Sneller, MD of TouchByte, Cornwall-based AI company, became an Enterprise Advisor for Penryn College back in 2017.

 

It’s always been important to Jeremy to be able to give back to the local community and inspire younger generations – to create the opportunities that perhaps weren’t so accessible when he was a student.

For Jeremy, it’s important to showcase the variety of career paths that are available today, and how skills developed within school can be applied across several business sectors. For example, creative skills, such as graphic design, English and photography go hand in hand with working in technology – within marketing, product design, or content creation.

Jeremy and the TouchByte team have participated in careers evenings, mock-interview sessions, assemblies, tech talks/workshops, business development sessions for business studies students, and offered work experience placements for students across a range of disciplines.

“Cornwall has masses of untapped potential. I believe there needs to be a greater interconnect between businesses and colleges; local businesses should identify the benefits of getting directly involved with the local colleges and schools. It’s creating opportunities for the next generation, who will soon become a part of the working world – we need to inspire this generation now.”