Skills and Education

We are bridging the digital skills gap through a variety of skills programmes that inspire, engage and upskill tomorrow’s workforce.

Our digital skills programmes help engage, inspire and upskill young people and job seekers, enriching the talent pipeline within the STEM sectors.

The need for tech-savvy employees is growing every day. Our digital skills programmes help engage tomorrow’s workforce with potential careers in technology and digital entrepreneurship. Our programmes range widely, from working with young people in schools to supporting inmates in prisons.

We are constantly designing and delivering new programs to help make the UK a tech-savvy nation. Our current active programs include:

The North East Digital Skills Audit

In partnership with the UK Tech Cluster Group and Institute of Coding, we delivered the North East Digital Skills Audit in 2021. The audit measures the state of digital skills among employers and job seekers in the North East of England. Click here to download the report.


Go Reboot Plus

Go Reboot Plus introduces adults in North Tyneside to the region’s technology sector, and helps them develop relevant digital and soft skills to transition back into work. Go Reboot Plus has been developed with industry to ensure courses and digital opportunities are tailored to the needs of both local employers and jobseekers. Read more about our Go Reboot Plus programme here.


Inspire North of Tyne

Funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority, Inspire North of Tyne focuses on raising aspirations and providing opportunities to young people to pursue careers in STEM industries. The programme contains a series of enrichment events open to all secondary schools across the North of Tyne Combined Authority area. Access INOT’s newsletters and educational resources here.

Sunderland Smart Cities Digital Careers Programme

Sunderland Smart Cities Digital Careers Programme is a partnership between Sunderland City Council, Sunderland College, Sunderland University, Together for Children and Sunderland Software City. The programme will help bring the world of work to life by providing opportunities for young people to understand the different routes and skills that are required to enter the digital sector. For more information, visit our programme page.


Tech Talent

Tech Talent is the biggest tech opportunities event in the region, featuring the North East’s most exciting tech employers and skills, training and education providers. Please note that dates for the next Tech Talent are to be confirmed. For more information about the event, visit our Tech Talent website.


As part of these programmes, we also offer a range of online STEM learning resources which you can access on our learning resources page.


Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about our skills programmes, then please get in touch with Jill McKinney – our Head of Skills. Email or call 0780 877 6061

Call 0780 877 6061