Free digital skills training for Liverpool residents

Hundreds of Liverpool City Region residents are set to benefit from free training in the digital skills needed by local employers.

The Liverpool City Region is one of the first six areas nationally to introduce the ‘Digital Skills for the Workplace’ course, which is part of the government’s Digital Bootcamps programme. The training is aimed at helping participants to find jobs in the growing digital and tech sector.

The training is open to adults aged 19 and over, either in work, looking for work or returning to the workforce. The course is intended to be as inclusive as possible, to increase diversity within the digital and tech sector.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “Even before the Coronavirus struck, investing in digital skills was really important but these past few months have only made it an even bigger priority. The economic shock of the pandemic will continue to be felt for a long time to come and will radically change the nature of work. We know that local employers are already crying out for people with these skills and making sure that our people have them will help them find work and succeed both now and in the future.”