Inspiring digital skills excellence and supporting digital upskilling
DEVON | PLYMOUTH | SOMERSET | TORBAY
Are you, or do you know someone, looking to advance or move into a new career in 2021? If so, the Digital Skills Partnership is pleased to announce it has secured £1.7 million pounds from the Department of Education to deliver #Train4Tomorrow which will enable individuals to advance their digital and technical skills in areas that have open vacancies and are resilient to the current economic downturn.
With ten, free bootcamps to choose from, there are opportunities to move into cyber, data science, software, digital marketing, IT, digital for healthcare, welding, photonics, engineering, construction or electronics for renewables or automotive. The courses are flexible and take place, in a variety of locations – including fully online – and range from requiring between 5 to 25 hours a week. Designed to fit around people in-work, working part-time or those with caring responsibilities.
The #Train4Tomorrow bootcamps enable people to empower themselves with the digital and technical skills needed to advance in (or switch to) the jobs of tomorrow, which can lead to higher-paid roles within in-demand sectors. The bootcamps will be delivered over 12 weeks, enabling people to retrain for a new career or learn new skills for a fresh start to 2021. Everyone who completes the bootcamp will be connected to employers with open vacancies and guaranteed a job interview in their chosen digital or technical discipline.
The bootcamps are recruiting now, ready to begin in January and are open to adults aged 19+ resident in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.
Find out more about the #Train4Tomorrow bootcamps by visiting www.train4tomorrow.org.uk
Running your own business? Take a look at how Digital Boost and Amazon Small Business Accelerator could help you grow in 2021.
We’ve mentioned it before but don’t forget Digital Boost is up and running, a free-to-use platform that matches digital experts with micro and SME businesses and charities who have digital support ‘asks’. The request for help could be anything from how to understand Google Analytics, creating a logo for a new service launching or how to develop online messaging. The support is delivered by matching the business with an expert volunteer. Alongside raising awareness of this new platform to our business community the Digital Skills Partnership would like to encourage our in-region digital experts to get involved as volunteers!
SME’s can access free bite-sized e-learning videos with expert advisers, hear from digital entrepreneurs and attend sector-specific bootcamps to start and grow a business. Find out more here
Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: “It is vital that small businesses are able to develop the digital skills they need to help connect with customers online, expand their offer and drive their company’s growth. So it’s great to see Amazon and Enterprise Nation joining forces to help thousands of small businesses and startups take full advantage of our dynamic digital economy. I encourage any entrepreneur or small business owner looking to boost their digital presence to get involved.”