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Kerning from alpha to beta

We’re about to start trialling a forthcoming Business Link West Midlands/Birmingham City University scheme called Kerning – it’s a kind of KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) thing.

Here’s how it’ll work:

A BCU graduate will do a placement with us and, for a couple of the days that they’re here, the university will organise for someone to come and teach both us and the student ... ummmm ... something! Okay, details are slightly sketchy just now – there’s definitely going to be an element of ‘find what works and then run with it’ I think!

To kick things off, we’ve been matched with a recent graduate called Laurie. He’s done some fantastic work and judging from yesterday’s meeting is also a fine fellow and a good fit for Supercool. His degree specialism was typography – a subject close to our hearts – so that’s going to be the main focus of Laurie’s time with us. (And what an apt topic for a scheme called Kerning!)

To use techy terminology, we’ve come to the project in between the alpha and beta testing stages really; there’s a loose framework for us to follow but how things go with us will influence how the whole scheme will be structured in future. So, it’s exciting to be involved right near the beginning.

The finer points are still being worked out but watch this space as we discover more about Kerning ...

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