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Digital Skills Roundtable (with Institute of Coding)

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This workshop is for Digital Union members, but open to any Digital SME with an interest in digital skills and attracting talent.

University of Sunderland, who are full partners of Institute of Coding aim to provide an overview of Institute of Coding (IoC) and how this national initiative can benefit your business.

If you struggle to find candidates with the right digital and IT skills, then this event is for you. We're keen to hear your thoughts and input, so please come along and have your say on how this initiative can be successfully delivered!

Agenda:

09:00 Registration and networking - tea/coffee/fruit juice – selection of pastries and fruit
09:30 IoC intro and overview by Professor Alastair Irons
09:45 IoC – Future Workforce - current student - Level 6/7 Computer Science skills gaps
10:15 IoC – Existing Workforce - current workforce - Level 6/7 Computer Science skills gaps
10:45 Summary and next steps
11:00 Close


About Institute of Coding:


The Institute of Coding (IoC) www.instituteofcoding.org is a new, exciting, national initiative, led by the University of Bath, supported by theme leaders Aston University, Coventry University, the Open University and Queen Mary University of London. The Institute brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every IoC learner, and ensure that employers and individuals across the UK can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This unique and innovative collaboration has been made possible with £20m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners.

The Institute of Coding will develop and deliver innovative, industry-focused higher education across the UK. It will develop accredited degree schemes and short courses aimed at professionals in a wide range of sectors, as well as working to widen the participation of women, returners to work and hard to reach groups.


'Digital Futures', Generator's business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East's creative and digital businesses.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital SMEs from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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