The findings from our annual Digital Skills Audit make it clear there is work to be done to secure the future of tech talent in Greater Manchester. Add to this the generalist approach to careers advice and guidance in many schools, and the fast-changing nature of our sector, and it is clear something needs to be done.
We know the talent pipeline challenge continues to impact on the growth of the sector, which is why we established Digital Futures. Through this provision, we work with members to develop industry-led initiatives and events to support education and stimulates the talent pipeline.
We're looking for a diverse range people from every type of digital and tech business to help us get more young people into our industry. We need people who can help us with our curriculum development and enrichment activities, help upskill teachers, give careers insights and advice in schools and colleges, and share what they do and what they enjoy about working in tech. Can you help us tackle the skills gap?
Here are some of the areas in which you or your organisation can get involved:
Curriculum support & enhancement
Curriculum & learning enrichment
A variety of initiatives to increase the exposure and learning of students, including extracurricular projects, hack days or masterclasses.
Careers insight and awareness sessions and presentations for students, as well as industry experts supporting CV Clinics at Talent Day.
Experience days, work placements and internships.
Industry talks and presentations
Talks about specific topics in tech, aimed at students, teachers or parents. We also offer tech student ambassador network engagement and support.
If you'd like to speak to someone from Manchester Digital about Digital Futures before signing up, get in touch with Emma.
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