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Digital Futures is an industry-led education support programme for young people aged 13 to 18, teachers and career leads.
Digital Futures will provide essential links between education and industry to future proof the tech talent pipeline. The programme provides support to schools by harnessing the power of real role models and the expertise of industry mentors.
We have over 250 businesses signed up to support schools, you can take a look at who your students could be working with here.
Aimed at Years 9 – 13 computer science students, computing teachers and careers leads
Leverage career opportunities in digital
There are and will be a growing number of career opportunities for young people. However, as an industry, we need work with schools to encourage and enable more young people to consider careers in digital and technology.
We also know that our sector is constantly changing and is often difficult to understand from the outside. We want to work with and support teachers to change this, as well as support educators to ensure the curriculum they teach is industry relevant and connected to the world of work so that young people can thrive and fulfil their potential in our sector.
To ensure we make a sustainable impact for change, our Digital Futures innovative support programme supports schools achieve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks and has bespoke approaches and content suitable for:
- Computer Science Teachers
- Career Leads and advisors
Schools can choose to be involved with either the entire programme or chose the options of Digital Futures that are right for their school’s needs.
Our offer to schools includes…
Bringing the Curriculum to Life
Educator Industry Experience
Teachers & Careers Leads
Student Industry Experience
Discover Digital Careers
Teachers & Students
Switch to Digital
Teachers & Students
GM Digital Day
Schools - students of all ages
Powered by Manchester Digital
The force behind Digital Futures is Manchester Digital, the largest independent trade body for the digital and technology sector in North West.
- Established for 18 years
- Over 500 digital and technology businesses in our membership
- Members include GCHQ, BBC, Auto Trader, On the Beach and Missguided, who are committed to working with schools through Digital Futures.
We believe that by harnessing the power of industry experts we can help tackle the digital skills gap for the future and enable more young people to have amazing careers right here in the region.
You have a menu of options to choose from and you can participate in one or more of the options to fit flexibly with your school needs and priorities.
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 150 schools, don’t delay and register your interest now.Find out more
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