A local digital skills partnership has launched in West Yorkshire to boost inclusive digital skills in the region.
It is part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal has been delivered through the launch of the West Yorkshire Local Digital Skills Partnership.
The West Yorkshire Local Digital Skills Partnership will bring together digital advocates and key leaders from business, education, local communities and the third sector to form a collaborative partnership to support the region’s vision to transform lives through digital tech.
“The West Yorkshire Local Digital Skills Partnership is fantastic initiative that will bring together key leaders from across our region to support the growth of digital skills by reducing the digital divide and creating opportunities for all,” said Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and skills lead.
“As we focus on our long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever that we look to new ways to ensure that everyone can have the skills to meet the needs of the economy. We want to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable economy that works for everyone.”
Minister for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage, said: “We are delighted to launch the seventh Local Digital Skills Partnership in West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
“The Partnership will bring together key regional stakeholders from across the public, private and charity sectors to work collaboratively to boost digital skills and strengthen the local economy.
“It is clear tech will play a crucial role in our economic recovery and it is vital everyone has the opportunity to develop the digital skills they need to access new opportunities.”