Posted on Jun 25th, 2020 by Natalie
More than 600 people will benefit from the latest funding package for digital industries across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Fourteen projects will benefit from the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund supporting businesses to address skills gaps and residents from under-represented groups to enter well-paid creative, digital and tech roles.
The fund, which is the first of its kind in the UK, was set up to support both Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents with accessible routes into digital employment, specifically targeting disadvantaged groups and those under-represented to help them get into digital roles.
The 14 successful projects are additional to the six programmes which received funding in round one to support more than 200 Greater Manchester residents.
Tech Returners was one of these projects, securing round one funding for its ‘Your Journey into Tech’ programme to support people wanting to return or enter the technology industry after a career break.