"Switch to Digital" Career Week
GMCA partners with Manchester Digital for a UK-wide tech career pivot programme.
06:06 17 September 2020
A UK-wide tech career pivot programme that aims to help people who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been launched by Manchester Digital and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
The initiative, which will run from 5th - 9th of October, is designed to provide advice on how employees can secure tech roles by leveraging their experience and skill set. 'Switch to Digital Careers Week' is an online event that will feature events and speakers from AutoTrader, Microsoft, Code Nation and Co-op Digital.
Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, said: "COVID-19 has permanently changed the way we do business and the impact on some industries will be permanent. Whilst this and the subsequent economic downturn will mean that many people lose their jobs it has also created further opportunities in the digital and tech sector."
Sean Fielding, GMCA's lead for employment, skills and digital, added: "In Greater Manchester, we are working hard to address the immediate digital skills shortage and are working with employers to diversify and grow their workforce."
"The Switch to Digital Careers Week will be an excellent opportunity for people considering a career change to find out about working in the digital sector and the career pathways available to them across Greater Manchester."