Cardiff Code Club Hub is latest in nationwide scheme for digital literacy
Cardiff children aged 9-11 were given the chance to develop their coding skills in a partnership between Samsung and non-profit Code Club.
Tech Partnership in Wales
Accelerating the growth of the Welsh digital economy
The Tech Partnership is creating the skills for the digital economy. We act for the good of all by inspiring young people about technology, accelerating the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, and helping companies develop the technology skills they need for the future.
Who we are
- A growing network of employers, collaborating to create the skills to accelerate the growth of the digital economy
- Responsible for the Sector Skills Council for the tech sector and digital
Employer Board for Wales
The Tech Partnership Employer Board for Wales comprises:
• Kelvin Jones – Director, Accelero Digital
• Rick Cooper – Director, Alcatel University, Alcatel Lucent
• Ronan Miles – Director of BT Collaboration, BT
• David Edwards – CIO, Cardiff University
• Stephanie Murdoch – Director, Comparison Creator
• Greg Jones – Head of Programme Management & ICT, DFTSSC
• Richard Sheppard – Director, Draig Technology
• Mike Greenway – Commercial Director, EADS
• James Lewis – Company Director, Evolvement Networks Ltd
• Charlie Godfrey – Account Executive, Fujitsu
• Paul Dennehy – HR Director, Fundtech
• Ian Clark – Business Development Manager, General Dynamics
• David Morgan – Marketing Director, HP Services
• Jo Preece – Wales Manager, HPC Wales
• Nia Davies – Policy Officer, HWB Cymru
• Steve Richards – Production & Transformation Manager Outsourcing Services, Logica
• Craigh Hughes – Director, Method4
• Terry Killer – Sills Manager, Microsoft
• Stephen Uden – Head of Skills & Economic Affairs, Microsoft
• Cenydd Burden – Head of EMEA Client Services Delivery, Mitel
• David Davies – Director of Engagement (Informatics Service), NHS
• Christine Bamford – Head of OD, NLIAH
• Paul Dunscombe – Director, Silicon Edge
• Gwyn Thomas – CIO, Welsh Assembly Government
Our Action Plan for Wales, which addresses skills needs and co-ordinates activity across the country, has been endorsed by The Welsh Assembly and the Wales Stakeholder Panel. The plan is based on the outcomes of our Technology Insights research for Wales.
We are inspiring future talent by:
- implementing and expanding employer-backed initiatives in schools like TechFuture Girls
- exciting young people about technology careers through BigAmbition Wales
- getting employer input for degree programmes that meet the needs of Welsh industry
- coordinating influence and support from employers for GCSEs, A levels, and apprenticeships.
We are supporting IT professionals by:
- working with the Software Alliance in Wales to support the sector
- enabling the formal accreditation of employer training
- providing new programmes to up-skills the workforce with the Wales up-skilling Pathways programmes
We’re also working to raise awareness of the value of IT to organisations and individuals with the standards for IT users (available in Welsh) and ITQ, as well as promoting employer-designed tools that help organisations to exploit technology for business.
In addition, we also offer access to robust, reliable labour market intelligence for Wales.
Welsh Language Scheme
e-skills UK has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat Welsh and English on a basis of equality. Download our Welsh Language Scheme (PDF 145KB) / Cynllun Laith Gymraeg (PDF 251KB) for details.
(Os hoffech gyfathrebu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, rhowch wybod i mi os gwelwch yn dda. Byddaf wedyn yn darparu dull i hyn ddigwydd o fewn 48 awr.)
New Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard for Cyber Security - your chance to comment
The Tech Partnership is inviting employers, training providers and others to input on the draft Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard for Cyber Security Professionals. Please feedback by Friday 24th July.
SFIA version 6 launched to drive the digital age
Version 6 of SFIA, (the Skills Framework for the Information Age) has been launched today at the Developing Digital Talent conference 2015 jointly hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the Tech Partnership and the SFIA Foundation.
ITMB students net top Wimbledon placement
All eyes will be on Wimbledon for the next two weeks as the world’s top tennis players fight it out to win the coveted trophy. What those lucky enough to be at Wimbledon and everyone watching at home often don’t realise if the role that tech plays in powering the tournament.