Businesses invited to help bridge digital skills gap

Businesses from across the digital, engineering, renewables and manufacturing sectors are invited to attend the launch of a new industrial digitalisation project that will work to identify and close skills gaps in digital literacy across major industries in the UK.

The project, titled Industrial Digitisation for the 21st Century, has been funded by the Office for Students – formerly known as the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Industrial Digitisation for the 21st Century is being led by the University of Lincoln and will see academics and employers working together to develop a new digital skills curriculum to serve the innovation needs of major industries ranging from food manufacturing to renewable energy.

Employers will co-produce course materials designed to prepare learners at the university for the digital economy, and the students will work on real-world challenges set by businesses to find digitally-enabled solutions.

The goal is to equip more graduates and workers with the cutting-edge digital skills that can drive economic growth and prosperity.

The project will launch on Monday, May 14 with two events on the university’s Brayford Pool Campus: one in the morning and another following the same format in the afternoon giving businesses two opportunities to attend.

Delegates can find out more about the project and the various opportunities for collaboration. There will also be time to network and ask any questions.

The morning session will run from 8am until 9.30am and the afternoon session will run from 4pm until 5.30pm. Both events will take place in the university’s Isaac Newton Building.

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