Digital Skills North East

digital skills
Great news! ITEC North East has recently won a bid to deliver Digital Skills in the North East. This will allow employers to receive at no cost to themselves fully funded training initially in the following areas:

 

Understanding SEO for Business
Coordinating the use of Digital Media for Business
Emergent Digital Techniques for Business

 

Please complete the form below to state an initial interest and a member of our team will get in touch when we are beginning to roll out the programme:

A skilled workforce is central to sector-led growth and investment in skills will drive the increased productivity of the North East. The North East area has the infrastructure to deliver world-class skills and has a strong reputation for responding to the opportunities presented by a growing and changing economy.  Indeed, the area boasts the highest proportion of apprenticeships and the highest number of employers taking on apprentices in the UK.

 

However, the region also faces key skills challenges that inhibit business growth. These include a low skilled workforce with insufficient numbers of employed people qualified to level 3 and above and an ageing demographic. Digital Skills has been identified as a key gap for North East employers. This is particularly concerning to note when it is expected that over 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency over the next two decades.  Currently, 72% of large companies and 49% of SMEs are suffering digital skill gaps.