Digital Skills

We need more young people who have digital skills and are interested in a career in the digital sector. We want to build a local talent pool, a skilled workforce ready for digital roles, with improved career and pay prospects, prepared to take advantage of new employment opportunities and achieve future success.

Why are we doing this?

Key outcomes include:

  • Young people interested in a career in digital sector, building pool of local talent
  • Young people have digital skills, helping to grow and achieve future success
  • Skilled workforce ready for digital roles, with improved career prospect and pay
  • Increased digital literacy to take advantage of benefits of digital inclusion

    How might we do this?

    • Better careers education and information, advice and guidance about pathway to digital jobs
    • Promote digital careers in schools
    • Showcase digital jobs via local job searches
    • Attend digital skills festivals, promoting Stockport
    • Digital training programmes
    • Support neighbourhood groups promoting digital skills 

        Please email your comments and suggestions.

        What impact have we already made?

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        Digital Exclusion – Why we need your help to reduce it!

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        Shift Click your way to a new career in tech

        ‘Shift Click’ is a new free training programme for young people in Stockport and Greater Manchester to learn the skills to secure a role working in digital. There will be support and guidance throughout the programme from industry coaches and experts, with guaranteed...

        Contact us

        Please send your comments, suggestions and questions to digital@stockport.gov.uk.

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