Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been chosen by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as one of three new Local Digital Skills Partnerships, alongside the South East and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEPs.
The Digital Skills Partnerships are part of an ongoing strategy by government to ensure the UK develops a world-leading digital economy.
The LEP’s Employers, Skills and Education Board – which includes representatives from Cirrus, Bentley Motors, Jungheinrich, Network Rail and the Daresbury Laboratory – have identified digital skills as a key, cross-cutting skills need that underpins every business in every sector from logistics through to automotive to financial services, digital skills are fundamental to local employers’ needs.
The Cheshire and Warrington Digital Skills Partnership will ensure training programmes are designed to provide employers and individuals with the digital skills needed to:
- Access digital technology.
- Enable Cheshire and Warrington businesses to thrive.
- Drive digital innovation and be at the forefront of Industry 4.