Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have signed a partnership agreement with Sandwell College for their esports division, Wolves Esports.
The partnership will allow students from Sandwell College to gain hands-on experiences in the esports industry. The students will also have placement opportunities at Wolves Esports and get on-the-job experience of working with an international esports organisation.
Claire Teng, Wolves Esports General Manager, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Sandwell College to the pack and we look forward to working with them closely during our partnership. Here at Wolves we are always looking to the future and working with the college and helping its students to gain a better understanding of the esports industry is something we are really looking forward to.“
Scott Thomas, Head of Sport at Sandwell College, said:
“Esports is a rapidly growing industry around the world and within the education sector. This generation of students have grown up online and their sights are set in a digital future. Many UK universities now offer esports as a degree course.This is a hugely exciting time for Sandwell College to be partnering with one of the biggest esports teams in the country. Our students will have access to players and expertise which will enable them to turn their passion into a profession, learning employability skills including digital, problem-solving, teamwork, organisation and analytics, to support them in whichever pathway they choose to progress.“