Some exciting news hot off the press !!! We are pleased to announce Milliamp and a number of other Lancaster electronics businesses have been successful as a consortia in receiving funding from the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund to help get new talent into the electronics sector in Lancaster over the coming years.
We were one of 14 projects to receive funding from a £3 million joint venture between UK Government (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP) and is the first of its kind in the UK. The fund will be utilised to provide employer led top-up technical training in and around the Lancaster area to help give candidates top-up training and deliver industry specific skills (such as IPC certifications) to make them work ready for local employers. A number of local tech companies led by Milliamp have formed a consortia under the banner of “Tech Lancaster” which working in collaboration with local colleges will be used to enrol, deliver and deploy candidates to suitable local vacancies. Applications to join the programme will commence in the autumn.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “In the current climate this fund is more important than ever, this pandemic has highlighted the real importance of digital skills and technology and digital will be a vital element in how we ‘build back better’”. More information can be found on the competition website here.
More info to follow …