Promoting Skills Growth in East Midlands

20 September @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Nottingham

According to TechNation 2016 report, the East Midlands exhibited an impressive 30% growth in digital employment over the past year.
So if the Digital Economy of the region is growing fast, it will need its schools, academic institutions, and existing work force to develop relevant skills to sustain that growth. It also need s to present itself as an attractive location for people with skills to stay to avoid a brain drain south to London.

We will discuss:

  • What are the plans now being made for schools to meet this challenge;
  • Hear from the University sector about how their courses are relating to enterprise and SME needs as well as links between the academic world and exciting startup space;
  • Hear from business about the challenges of hiring and retaining top talent.

We’ll hear from lead discussants including Diane Simpson, Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).

Join us to engage with a network and debate the challenges of finding a right ‘digital skill set’ right here in the East Midlands.

Places are limited so please register in advance to secure your free seat. The salon will be followed by Networking Drinks.