The Tech Partnership

Proposal meeting

We are responding to a call for proposals from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for a new institute to better align higher education with industry needs.

Opportunity to transform digital skills in higher education

06.06.2017

Opportunity to transform digital skills in higher education

06.06.2017

Employers across all sectors are, through the Tech Partnership, working with universities across the nation to put together an innovative proposal to deal with the shortage of higher-level digital skills – shortages which, if left unchecked, will hold the UK back as a global economy.

We are responding to a call for proposals from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for a new institute to better align higher education with industry needs.

Ranging from new approaches to full time degree programmes, to new types of apprenticeship at degree and masters level, to new short courses in areas of strategic need, our objective is to ensure employers across all sectors have better access to the skills they need.

You might be particularly interested in programmes to which the apprenticeship levy can be applied, or short courses for career changers. You might want to offer your staff Digital MBAs or leading edge training in AI, data or cyber security. Or you may be most interested in strengthening the quality and diversity of the pipeline of graduates into digital roles.

If you support this cross-sector approach, please support our proposal before Wednesday 21st June.

If you would like to find out more, input to our thinking, or get involved, please contact Bob Clift at bob.clift@thetechpartnership.com as soon as possible.

Your response will help us make the most of this opportunity to create the skills industry so badly needs for the future.

Support our proposal

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