Delivering Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.
Weston has been selected, via the Institutes of Technology, to deliver Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.
These are 12-week courses in Cloud Services and Cloud Data Engineering and are available free of charge to individuals living in the West of England, or seeking employment/planning to move to work with employers located in the West of England. The courses will provide Microsoft Azure certification and will require one day, day release each week with self-guided learning throughout the week.
For employers they aim to provide signposting to any companies interested in interviewing the candidates at the end of the programme. This is also open to employers who wish to upskill their staff. Employers are asked to pay 30% of the per-person training cost (ie. c£800) whilst the DfE are paying 70% of the cost (individual applicants get 100% funding). The boot camps are aiming to encourage 50% females into this programme and primarily support SME employers in the West of England.
Places are limited so they are encouraging people to register their interest as soon as possible. Courses will run in October (possibly November), and again in January. All details can be found here.
TechSoup Connect: Tech4Good South West Chapter is back on Wed, Oct 6 @ 1:00 PM
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pause join Tech For Good South West for a community conversation about the future the group. We will be sharing the feedback from our recent community research, and hearing from other aligned regional networks.
We know we said that Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day, but we’ve changed our minds. As excited as we were about having a date we didn’t feel it was the best as dates go so thought we would hold out for a one we fancied a bit more. WE think we would like something a bit bigger and a bit more fun and closer to the start date of the MsC course and thought it might be an idea to see if anyone might fancy coming along to chaperone us.
A couple of local tech festivals coming up for your delectation
This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you.
Learn to code, join an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discuss the modern ethics, join a masterclass in social media marketing or check out the latest tech. Our online programme will offer plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.
Festival passes are available to buy already and a great deal so we suggest you get them while there are some left.
SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs to grow their tech business with our bespoke business incubation programme. Our programme can help you get your product ready for market or grow your existing business, whilst retaining your existing company culture.
There is plenty out there for ALL members though so feel free to contact us for other options if this doesn’t suit you such as YTKO for women in business if this doesn’t fit.
The Bristol women in business charter have just released their great new website and have an event coming up that anyone interested in understanding more about intersectionality and how to best support everyone in the industry.
We all deserve to have our voices heard; our faces and experiences reflected in the culture and media and our unique needs addressed through relevant policies. However, when we fail to incorporate intersectionality into our everyday practices and policies we leave parts of our communities behind.
Intersectionality describes how different elements of a person’s identity can be discriminated against, with negative outcomes. If you know of anyone working in D & I and with experience of intersectionality then they welcome any speakers to join them.
Data Science MSc Event
Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day. There’ll be a limited number for the live event but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it. We’re still finalising a place and speakers but anyone interested in being involved feel free to contact us on email@example.com, we’d really love to have some speakers talking about how great data science is when its used for good in industry.
Never thought it would come to this: Data Science MSc Event
Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day. There’ll be a limited number for the live event but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it. Also big apologies for those of you that didn’t get the link between the title and the featured picture (you may need to ask your parents!).
As we’ve been mentioning, we are running an event in October to showcase the UWE Data Science Masters. We’ve opted for Saturday October 16, 2021 so put the date in your diaries. There’ll be a limited number for the live event (we’re just finalising the where) but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it.
A brief overview of the MSc:
Bringing together skills in data management, analytics and artificial intelligence, data scientists work with organisations to draw competitive or efficiency-related insights from their data. It’s a field that’s expected to soon make up at least a quarter of all digital jobs and has been highlighted as a major skills gap in the government’s recent industrial strategy.
We’ll be putting some information together about why this may be an option for you even if you haven’t considered it as an option previously, so keep an eye out as we put this together. Also if you would like to discuss it with us then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide more details and consider the affordability both time and money cost-wise.