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Growth and Skills

Digital Skills Partnership

The Partnership

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership is one of six Enterprise Partnerships in England that have a Digital Skills Partnership that is sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Digital Skills Partnership is constructed as a group of employers and other organisations who recognise the importance of digital skills to all the businesses and residents of Cheshire and Warrington.

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Aiming to improve the digital capability of all people living and working in Cheshire and Warrington, the partnership focuses on essential skills that help reduce digital exclusion, skills workers need in an increasingly digital economy and advanced skills required for specialist roles.

The Digital Skills Partnership works closely with our organisation as well as Pledge and Accelerate skills programmes.

For further information about the digital skills partnership please email digitalskillspartnership@871candwep.co.uk

Who is leading the digital skills work in Cheshire and Warrington?

The programme is led by a Board of key businesses, consisting of major brands and local employers, as well as one representative for the Local Authorities and one for the Training Providers.

The Digital Skills Partnership Board meets every two months and is fully integrated with the work of the Local Enterprise Partnership. The board reports to the Employers’ Skills and Education Board and the deputy chair of this Board is also the chair of the Digital Skills Partnership Board and a member of the main Local Enterprise Partnership Board. The Digital Skills Partnerhsip is not a formal Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Digital Skills Adoption

Local Growth Fund investment supported digital skills adoption, with the purchase of specialist equipment that was needed to deliver digital and STEM-related training to as many residents as possible across Cheshire and Warrington.

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Digital Inclusion Work

The partnership is linking local and national programmes of support with local need to provide devices for young people and vulnerable adults.

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