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£4.6m in grants awarded to boost digital skills

8 April 2020

Grants worth £4.6m have been made to 13 digital projects across Cheshire in a bid to help the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is keen to use the funding to boost skills in the sector for the region.

A new and innovative technologies hub, community digital hubs in libraries, a cyber security lab and a new ‘Inspiration open to all’ skills lab are just four of the projects that will provide new learning opportunities for more tan 52,000 residents.

The emphasis is on providing digital skills by implementing mobile equipment and training for people in Cheshire and Warrington to develop new skills and open up career opportunities.

The LEP is exploring alternative ways of providing access though online training and livestreaming to ensure the region is delivering for people dealing with this current pandemic situation.

Read more at: The Business Desk