- South East LEP Skills Lead Louise Aitken and Digital Skills Partnership Coordinator James Wilkinson will share their insights and experience on Successfully Building a Robust Digital Skills Partnership
- The ‘Inside Government: Improving Digital Skills to Increase Inclusion forum’ takes place on the 19th November at ETC Holborn in London
- Other speakers will include Sheridan Ash, Founder of Tech She Can; Isobel Thomas, Digital Social Inclusion Manager at Good Things Foundation; and John Fisher, Chief Executive at Citizens Online
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is leading the way in delivering digital skills and is set to share its insights and experience at an upcoming forum – Inside Government: Improving Digital Skills to Increase Inclusion – taking place on the 19th November at ETC Holborn in London.
South East LEP Skills Lead Louise Aitken and Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) Coordinator James Wilkinson will be speaking on how to ‘Successfully Build a Robust Digital Skills Partnership’, including how they have used new technology, such as virtual reality, to take learning into new spaces, such as prisons and rural areas, as well as understanding the needs of a local area.
The forum will allow attendees to review the latest initiatives from central and local government to boost digital skills and include social inclusion. Other speakers will include Sheridan Ash, Founder of Tech She Can; Isobel Thomas, Digital Social Inclusion Manager at Good Things Foundation; and John Fisher, Chief Executive at Citizens Online
South East LEP DSP Coordinator James Wilkinson said:
“Local Digital Skills Partnerships bring together businesses, charities and public sector organisations to tackle local digital skills challenges. We’re focusing on things like ensuring the local education offer aligns with industry requirements, supporting to schools to ensure students leave with the digital skills and awareness of related careers to help them in the world of work, and to small business to make sure that staff are responsive to developing technological and digital needs.
“Here in the South East, our DSP also recently outlined a desire to tackle digital and social exclusion across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.”
Inside Government is an independent organisation working closely with Government to provide practitioners with forums that allow them to debate and learn about current policy developments.