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90% of all jobs require digital skills
It’s critical that young people are given the opportunity to learn key digital skills from an early age.
90% of all jobs now require digital skills yet only 48% of schools in Greater Manchester offer Computer Science and only 9% of pupils take the subject.
We have a widening digital skills gap in industry which is impacting on the performance of local companies – they are struggling to recruit talent. We also have a gender gap – just 19% of tech roles in the North West are taken by women.
Deliver an inclusive employer-led digital skills and careers programme in 50 schools across Greater Manchester, to inspire young people aged 11-13 to consider a career in STEM.
How will we do this?
We will do this by working with 50 schools across Greater Manchester in 2019 – 2020, including 5 SEND (special educational needs and disability) schools.
Our offer to schools includes…
Interactive Digital Assembly
1-day Design Sprint
Code Club Activities
Digital Deep Dive Programmes
Sharp Project Visit
Powered by award-winning social enterprise
- The White Room – We deliver innovative creative, digital and business skills for schools, colleges and NEET organisations, bringing digital employability and work experiences into the classroom.
- Hive Learning Network – A social enterprise bringing digital skills to 11-18 year olds through ‘digital making’ activities, in collaboration with industry partners.
- InnovateHer – An innovative industry-led 8 week after school programme dedicated to giving girls aged 12-16 the skills, self-belief and confidence to pursue a career in technology.
The activities and programmes are all provided free to the local schools, thanks to support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
As we can only work with a maximum of 50 schools, don’t delay and register your interest now.Find out more
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