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Cosmic 10 Years On

  1. 2. <ul><li>We aim to encourage and develop the use, understanding and enjoyment of Information Technology for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities . </li></ul>Our Mission
  2. 4. Our Values <ul><li>Supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Inspirational </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul>
  3. 6. 1996 - 2006 – Key Facts and Figures <ul><li>7500 young people trained </li></ul><ul><li>2500 adults trained </li></ul><ul><li>600 new websites launched </li></ul><ul><li>1500 visits to the internet café each year </li></ul><ul><li>45 full time, 21 part time employees </li></ul><ul><li>17 Funders </li></ul>
  4. 7. Objective 1 - People <ul><li>To develop and provide a wide range of high quality ICT training and support to those people who need it most </li></ul>
  5. 8. People <ul><ul><li>Young people progressing into work or further training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older people who have ‘missed out’ on ICT learning and enjoyment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People living in rural areas and therefore excluded from IT learning on a local basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMEs and VCOs who are not maximising the potential of IT to develop their business </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>To deliver a range of ICT services which can provide SMEs and VCOs in the South West with effective, affordable and high quality solutions which will enable them to improve their operations, and therefore the economy of the region - </li></ul>Objective 2 - Services
  7. 11. Services <ul><ul><ul><li>Website design, programming and production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT consultancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Technical support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>– CD ROMs, animation, video </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 13. Objective 3 - Employment <ul><li>To provide high quality local employment and to be a good employer with a supportive structure in a productive working environment by - </li></ul>
  9. 14. Employment <ul><ul><li>encouraging professional development and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing systems to support a good work/life balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensuring high quality supervision and mentoring support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>keeping up with new developments and cutting edge technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing good pay and other incentives for high quality performance </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. Objective 4 – Ethics & Promotion <ul><li>To develop and implement ethical working practices in all areas of our operation, and to ensure ongoing involvement of our stakeholders and regular promotion and marketing or our services by - </li></ul>
  11. 17. Ethics and Promotion <ul><ul><li>undertaking an annual social and environmental audit and report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>securing awards for our work which recognise our ethical approach e.g. Investors in People, Beacon Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implementing an annual marketing plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensuring best practice in equal opportunities and accessibility issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>retaining our position as an innovative and leading social enterprise in IT in the UK </li></ul></ul>
  12. 20. And so on to 2016 ! new centres new services new staff new websites new projects Bright ideas, Bright future

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