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#NNSTARTUP DAY 2023 – Vicky Clark from Digital Future First talks about Funded Support For Businesses

The fallout from COVID 19 and rapid rate of technological innovations requires current workforces to continually update skills to equip them for emerging roles in the sectors in which they work, which have been influenced by new technologies.

Many companies are neither effectively maximising the potential of new technologies nor the talents of their employees. As a result, opportunities are missed and performance is not maximised.

“Digital Future First” provides access to Small Business Grants and works with employers to identify their skills needs, demonstrate additionality and innovative new nature of developed programme content and delivery solutions, where relevant, will trial programme content within the beneficiary businesses and where possible, support flexible learning and delivery models (e.g. delivery on employer sites, business cluster approach, evening, online learning platforms and modules).

Digital Future First works alongside stakeholders to support initiatives available within SEMLEP, enabling SMEs and Micros understand the importance and relevance of existing initiatives, brokering opportunities to encourage and increase work experience, work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships, and graduate placements particularly through wider employer engagement and involving supply chains in order to help employers access and integrate them into the workplace.

It’s all about Small Business Support.

Listen to Vicky talking about the support available and the forthcoming workshop that we’re running in July with Digital Future First!

Watch the video here: