This partnership provides a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the digital skills landscape across our region, including a range of digital skills training programmes to boost business productivity.
The West Yorkshire Local Digital Skills Partnership launched October 2020 as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's ambitious devolution deal. The partnership provides a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the digital skills landscape across our region.
What is the purpose of this partnership?
The Partnership brings together passionate digital advocates and leaders from business, education, local communities and charity sector organisations, that recognise the growing importance of digital skills to businesses and residents in the Leeds City Region, to create collaborative partnerships to support the region's vision to transform lives through digital tech.
Welcome message from Minister of State for Digital & Culture, Caroline Dinenage
Our Local Digital Skills Partnership focuses on inspiring change and tackles the local digital skills challenges, with the aspirations:
To transform digital skills through adoption across SMEs in Leeds City Region to grow the local economy and boost productivity
To inspire and influence the workforce of the future by collaborating with educators and employers to ensure the future generation have the skills to meet the needs of the economy
To inspire the growth of digital skills across the Leeds City Region by reducing the digital divide to create opportunities for all
As a business owner, how can I get involved?
A range of free digital skills training programmes for you and your workforce will be available for you to join throughout the year. We will keep this page updated with the latest support available.
If you are interested in joining the West Yorkshire Local Digital Skills Partnership and would like to learn more about the opportunities available, please email Mark Temple, Local Digital Skills Partnership Manager, at Mark.Temple@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
Digital support available for businesses
Amazon Small Business Accelerator
Amazon and Enterprise Nation and are offering free online training for 200,000 new and existing small businesses, to help them start-up or scale-up. The training covers a range of topics, from finding a business idea, marketing on social media, selling on Amazon, creating a website, hiring a team, and more.
The Google Digital Garage team is hosting a series of webinars to help SMEs improve their online presence. Running throughout March, the sessions will help businesses develop a digital marketing strategy, track analytics, and sell online.
Delivered by award-winning digital business skills training and placemaking agency, Clockwork City. This free training course designed to help West Yorkshire’s independent businesses and retailers prepare for online trading.