South East Digital Skills Partnership seeks to tackle digital exclusion
On 15th March the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that they would be supporting three new Local Digital Skills Partnerships across the country (in addition to the existing three).
The South East (Essex, Thurrock, Southend, Medway, Kent and East Sussex) has one of the new Digital Skills Partnerships which will bring together businesses, public sector organisations and the charitable sector to focus on how best to ensure the need for these vital skills is met across the area.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) is coordinating the Partnership and acts as a link between the Government and corporate partners, including Google, IBM and Pfizer, and local digital SMEs to help support residents and businesses across the area.
always possible CEO, Richard Freeman, has been invited to join the South East Digital Skills Partnership steering group, attending the launch back in June and the inaugural board meeting in London on October 18th.
He’ll be connecting opportunities up with #Essex2020, the Skills East Sussex Creative & Digital Taskgroup and the South East Creative Skills Partnership, for which all three always possible have a strategic development role.
You can still have your say about what the priorities for digital skills investment and infrastructure in the south east should be, by completed this survey