Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents are invited to apply to take part in free digital skills training programmes as part of a scheme to support more people into the tech sector.
Four programmes that are being supported by the Department for Education and the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund have opened to applications as part of efforts to help under-employed and unemployed people in the North-west gain the skills needed to access roles in the digital sector. The training programmes now opening will provide the most in-demand digital skills for jobs locally including software development and cloud engineering.
The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund is a joint venture between Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership, developed to address identified digital skills gaps and support local residents with accessible routes into digital employment. This Fund has been extended through the Department for Education Digital Bootcamps to maximise on this work, giving residents the opportunity to build up their digital skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
The projects which are now open for applications are:
Your Journey through Tech: Dev-Ops Upskill’- Tech Returners
Your Journey through Tech: Dev-Ops Upskill’ is a 12-week part time course delivered flexibly supporting businesses to upskill their tech teams and individuals to progress.
?Master: Coding- Code Nation
‘Master: Coding’ is a 12-week full time immersive coding bootcamp. Participants will learn the technical, commercial, and interpersonal skills required to become a fully work ready Junior Software Developer with a focus on extended reality. Please note the first cohort of this programme is already full, but will reopen for recruitment for the second cohort soon.
The IN4.0 Talent Academy- IN4.0 Group
The IN4.0 Talent Academy is a 12-week full time training programme in cloud computing and data analytics with candidates certified as AWS Cloud Practitioners.
?NorthCoders Diversity Scholarship- Northcoders
Northcoders’ is a 14-week full time coding bootcamp training people with little tech experience to become adaptable, work ready-software developers.