Organisers, Manchester Digital, have announced that its Digital Skills Festival will return in 2022, with in-person events to connect the city-region’s digital and technology sector returning following the pandemic.
A week-long programme of hybrid virtual and in-person events is planned for the 7th to 11th February with the ambition of uniting industry and education with the common goal of building a strong future for the sector in Greater Manchester.
Manchester-based brand, Autotrade has been confirmed as lead sponsor for the 2022 Digital Skills Festival and will share its knowledge and insights with delegates as part of the week’s programme.
Katie Gallagher, Managing Director at Manchester Digital, said:
“Our 2022 Skills Festival will showcase the best digital and tech companies that Greater Manchester has to offer and puts them in front of the brightest graduates and job seekers.
“Greater Manchester is seeing a larger than ever skills shortage due to the huge growth in the tech and digital industry in the city, which was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Over the past 18 months, the pandemic created a definite shift in the way we work, live and shop in a very short space of time. This will create even more opportunities and job roles, so as an industry we need to start training and upskilling our young recruits.”
The Digital Skills Festival 2022 will see the return of in-person events to the schedule, after the 2021 event took place entirely online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
A full programme of events is available from the Manchester Digital website, along with details of how businesses and professionals in the sector can register their interest to exhibit or attend.