070. Tech Equity: Growing the Digital Workforce

Feb 25, 2020, 01:27 PM
The tech industry in the North West is growing at a stratospheric pace. The region is the largest tech cluster outside of London but its talent pipeline is struggling to keep up with demand.
 
To help keep up with demand Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority have joined up with the Department of Culture Media and Sport to launch an innovative £3 million Fast Track Digital Fund. Its purpose is to accelerate technical learning for Manchester residents to allow them to enter the digital workforce for the first time. 
 
They seek out non-traditional organisations and business partnerships to deliver employer-led training to fill some of those gaps. Out of this the Tech Equity Consortium was born. 
 
Zainab Yazdani, Natalie Bird and Raji Kolluru are benefactors of the fund on the Tech Equity course being delivered by TAP Project, Heroworx, UKFast and Tech Manchester. On this podcast they share their stories and what motivates them to pursue a career in tech.

For more information about Tech Equity: https://techmanchester.co.uk/techequity

Host: Patricia Keating
Guests: Zainab Yazdani, Natalie Bird and Raji Kolluru
Listening Time:  35 mins
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