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 

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        What impact have we already made?

        The importance of opening up access to digital skills training

        Rachael Turner is a Director at Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab), a DigiKnow network partner. Here she provides an update on their free beginners’ coding course for young people, the subject of MadLab’s earlier blog, and feedback from some of the learners...

        Community Computers – two years of reusing technology to tackle digital exclusion

        During ALL DIGITAL Weeks we are spotlighting the work of some of our DigiKnow partners. In 2021 Community Computers, a Stockport charity, joined the DigiKnow Alliance to set up a device recycling scheme to refurbish donated devices for people on low incomes and repair...

        We’re joining a digital inclusion campaign across Europe

        This year DigiKnow is supporting the pan-European ALL DIGITAL Weeks campaign, raising awareness of digital skills for inclusion, empowerment, and employment. The ALL DIGITAL Network was set up to support Europeans with insufficient digital skills. The...

        The key findings from Stockport Homes digital inclusion survey

        Tanya King is Head of Customer Engagement and Inclusion at Stockport Homes Group, one of the core partners of the DigiKnow Alliance. In my previous blog, I described the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Digital Pilot which has brought together internet...

        On International Women’s Day we’re talking about #DigitALL

        This year’s International Women’s Day theme, ‘Embrace Equity’, is being celebrated by The United Nations as ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’. It aims to draw attention to the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social...

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