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

Go Reboot introduces both adults and young people to the region’s technology sector, with an aim to help them transition back into work. Go Reboot has been developed with industry and is suitable for people of all ages.

Work Inspiration Gateshead

Work Inspiration Gateshead (WIG) is a partnership between Gateshead Council, Gateshead College and Sunderland Software City. WIG focuses on inspiring young people to explore careers in priority sector industries such as technology, construction, healthcare and retail.

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.

Tech Talent

Tech Talent is the biggest tech opportunities event in the region. Attracting over 1,000 delegates every year, Tech Talent features the North East’s most exciting tech employers and skills, training and education providers. For more information, 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