Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund Grant Application

Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund Grant Application

Consortia of employers and training providers (including colleges and universities) can bid for between £50,000 and £180,000 to run innovative digital training schemes.

Opportunity Id
DN421410
Title
7907 – GMCA Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund Grant Application
Categories
170000 – Education
Description
The £3m fund opens for applications on Friday the 12th July 2019 in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Lancashire LEP areas. Consortia of employers and training providers (including colleges and universities) can bid for between £50,000 and £180,000 to run innovative digital training schemes linked to skills shortage vacancies. We are particularly looking for innovative creative projects that: •Design training that addresses industry digital skills shortages aligned with the GM Local Industrial Strategy; which prioritises; cyber security, broadcasting, content creation and media, software development, digital telecoms, fintech and e-commerce. •Address digital skills shortages in the Lancashire LEP area, including advanced IT or software skills of a technical nature including cyber skills and PHP programming, software development and engineering, digital skills for engineering and health innovation, and digital marketing. •Test flexible delivery models to ensure a range of people are able to access training; supporting career progression and diversifying the digital talent pipeline. •Test new partnerships between employers and training providers (including colleges and universities) that show the potential for longer-term sustainability and scalability.
Region(s) of supply
NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Education, Digital, Skills, Grant, Training

Key dates

Estimated contract dates
Start date
25/08/2019
End date
31/03/2020

Contact details

Buyer
Trafford Council
Contact
Emily Taylor
Telephone
01619121616
Address
4th Floor, Waterside House
Sale
Greater Manchester
M33 7ZF
United Kingdom

Expression of interest window

From 10/07/2019 14:00 to 14/08/2019 02:00