Category: Skills

Digital bootcamps are expanding the local talent pool

Learners are coming through the programme but the College urgently needs more employers to get involved.

The Sheffield College is gearing up to deliver its second wave of Digital Bootcamps, which are funded by the Department for Education. Three courses are planned: Infrastructure Technician – starting Monday 16th May Cyber Security – starting Tuesday 17th May Software Development – starting Wednesday 18th May About the Bootcamps These Digital Bootcamps are aimed

Skills Accelerator – consultation submitted & draft roadmap released

A couple of weeks ago we submitted our Summary Report to the South Yorkshire Skills Accelerator, compiled from your feedback as digital tech and media employers and partners. Our collective findings will inform the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) and provide a framework for developing the provision of digital skills and training for the future.

The background to this is that South Yorkshire was selected as one of eight “Trailblazer” regions in the UK which have been granted Government funding to pilot “Skills Accelerators” to help “reshape England’s technical skills system to better support the needs of the labour market and wider economy”. As part of this, Sheffield Digital was

Sponsorship opportunities with Brightbox

Support the next generation of coders, engineers and digital creatives

The Maker-in-Residence scheme Since starting five years ago, Brightbox have been on a mission to raise awareness of the range of digital, engineering and creative careers available to people from communities underrepresented in these industries, and get them involved in making and creating. This year they launch their first Maker-in-Residence scheme, pairing a group of

Sheffield Digital Tech and Media employers, we need your help!

We’re calling on you to help us contribute to the Local Skills Improvement Plan and reshape South Yorkshire’s technical skills system - there are four things you should do…

In South Yorkshire, the LSIP is being led by Doncaster Chambers, in partnership with the Chambers of Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield. Evidence provided by employers about their skills needs, as well as engagement with skills providers, will enable the skills system to be more responsive to local challenges and opportunities, and better equip learners to