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Digital workforce fund launches in Greater Manchester


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a £3m Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund, which aims to help employers in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas develop a diverse pipeline of talent for jobs that require specialist digital skills. The fund will be open for applications from 25th June 2019.

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.

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The fund provides an opportunity for employers that need digital talent to work with training providers to develop new and innovative models of addressing digital skills shortages across Greater Manchester.

A launch event will be held on Tuesday 25th June in Manchester which is now open for registration via Eventbrite.

For more information, please contact FastTrackDigital@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.