Generation UK unveils a five-week bootcamp to help young people develop the skills needed in the tech sector.
22:44 04 February 2021
Generation UK has launched a tech bootcamp for 18 to 29-year-olds who wish to start a career in the tech sector. The five-week event is supported by the local authorities, Department for Education, teleperformance and private sponsors.
The youth non-profit organisation confirmed that the programme will be launched in Leeds, London, Manchester and Birmingham. Generation UK hopes the project will equip at least 200 participants with the skills needed to enter the customer support sector.
Michael Houlihan, CEO of Generation UK, said: “Young people in the UK are disproportionately suffering from rising levels of unemployment in the wake of Covid, and unfortunately many pathways into work have been shut down. We are delighted to be launching a new Covid-resilient programme, specifically designed to target in-demand jobs.
“Moreover, it’s great to be able to deliver a skills training programme so that people can keep moving forward, even whilst stuck in lockdown. This new programme will help young people across the country to gain the skills needed to enter a segment of the economy that we know to be growing and recruiting.
“Today, digital skills are in even greater demand, and by working with the government, local authorities and employment partners, we are able to help young people - often from disadvantaged backgrounds - to overcome the barriers into a new career.”