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Digital Skills Gap in Manchester - Manchester Branch

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Thursday, 23 January 2020 from 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

Digital Skills Gap in Manchester - Manchester Branch

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It has been predicted that the Digital Skills gap could put at risk £141B in GDP growth for the UK economy. A recent report from the Open University found that 9 in 10 organisations have a shortage of digital skills. The same report found that 37% of employees expect their roles to alter significantly because of developments in technology. Move than half of the companies surveyed thought that technology evolves too quickly for organisations to keep up.

"With almost 8,000 digital and digital-intense creative businesses in Greater Manchester employing more than 82,300 people and generating £4.1bn of economic growth annually, Greater Manchester is already home to the largest cluster outside London.” - The Greater Manchester Digital Strategy 2018-2020

This roundtable/panel discussion will examine the Digital Skills Gap as it relates to Greater Manchester and discuss current and potential activities to address the gap.

We will be joined by representatives from Manchester City Council, leading tech employers and the University sector including representation from the National Institute of Coding.

Please join us if you have a view on the Digital Skills Gap in Manchester or just want to learn more.



Car Parking:

Free parking: The nearest car park to the Business School is the John Dalton car park underneath the Mancunian Way. The carpark is accessed south off Chester Street, M1 5GD, and is located close to the back entrance of the Business School. Drive towards the south of the car park, park up, and enter the Business School via the rear entrance between buildings 5 and 6 on the campus map. There are 12 designated disabled parking spaces. The spaces are clearly marked and have sufficient width to allow wheelchair users to get in and out of their vehicles. All of the John Dalton car park is on one level smooth surface on the ground floor.


Travel Options to the Business School:

The Business School is situated just off Oxford Road on the Manchester Campus (All Saints). The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road, which is 0.3 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station is 0.9 miles away and Manchester Victoria is 2 miles. Taxis can be pre-booked through Radio Cars, who also have wheelchair accessible taxis. Their contact number is 0161 236 8033. There are taxi ranks outside each railway station and the nearest drop off point at the Business School is either Ormond Street or Cambridge Street, close to the Business School entrance. Sat Nav postcode: M15 6FH


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Manchester Metropolitan University
Room BS 5.02, Business School Building
All Saints
M15 6BH Manchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, 23 January 2020 from 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

We are all responsible for ensuring technology-led change is safe and positive for everyone in society. At BCS we’re committed to meeting this responsibility under royal charter.

That’s why we set the highest standards of professionalism and best practice in the industry, share knowledge, and develop skills and capability tuned to our evolving digital world.

We’ve been supporting the technology industry since 1957 and our 73,000-strong membership spans 150 countries. Every member actively promotes IT professionalism and we provide them with career development opportunities and bring the community together to address the professional, ethical and economic challenges facing technology today.

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