The £3m fund is a powerful collaboration between GMCA, DCMS and the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership bringing together employers and training providers to run innovative digital training schemes linked to skills shortage vacancies.
Round 1 has now concluded and we are excited to announce the five successful projects, which will help over 200 Greater Manchester residents gain employment in the tech sector:
|Name of Project||Target Cohort||Skill Area|
|Tech Returners 'Your Journey into Tech'||Returners to tech and career changers||Software Development|
|Generation||Disadvantaged 18-25 year olds||Cloud Engineering|
|QA||Underemployed graduates, career changers & returners to tech||DevOps|
|Tech Manchester ‘Women in Linux’||Women in Hulme, Whalley Range, Fallowfield and Moss Side||Linux Engineers|
|We are Digital||Unemployed: working with First Choice Homes Oldham||Digital Marketing|
Round 2 is open for applications. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.
All applications to the fund will need to be submitted through The Chest.
The documents below are for planning purposes only. They are available through The Chest as editable documents.
• If you did not complete the register of interest form you are still eligible to apply for the funding. We would still advise you complete the register of interest form and return to email@example.com so that we can provide advise and support.
• Sign up for an appointment at one of the optional drop in events
Lancashire - 17th December 2019 and 15th January 2020
• Submit your application on The Chest by 31st January 2020.
For queries about the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration of Interest opens.
Registration of Interest closes.
Requests for one-to-one appointments will be actioned as Registration of Interests are submitted. After the deadline, we will introduce interested partners and issue invites to the engagement event, as appropriate. Brief feedback on any ideas will be shared.
Fund formally opens for bids.
All documentation including the specification for the fund will be launched on the ProContract website.
Round 2 Launch event, Bolton Whites Hotel
17th December 2019 and 15th January 2020 in Lancashire
18th December and 14th January 2020 at GMCA
Appointments will be available to discuss the process or the specification content for all interested in submitting bids.
All bids must be submitted on the chest.