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New technologies and training

About New Technologies and Training:


Specialist Equipment Supporting the Use of New Technologies and Development Digital and Technical Skills

In 2019 the Employers’ Skills and Education Board consulted on how best to invest £5 million of Local Growth Fund in the specialist equipment needed to raise awareness of new technologies and deliver digital and technical training to as many residents as possible across Cheshire and Warrington.

The seventeen projects already approved
are contracted to reach:

  • 3,681 businesses
  • and provide 84,287 learning opportunities.

The 17 projects include:

  • STEM and digital innovation and skills hubs
  • Mobile equipment to support digital careers development and digital creative skills
  • Specialist cutting-edge equipment to support the transformation and acceleration of digital and advanced manufacturing and engineering skills
  • Advanced construction training centre
  • Dairy automation and robotic milking centre
  • Cybersecurity centres

Click on the images below to find out more about each of our projects promoting new technologies and developing digital and technical skills. Click here to view an overview of the projects.

Other Digital Skills Training Opportunities

There are many online digital skills courses that help to develop digital skills needed for life and work in a digital age. These include skills for in demand jobs as well as essential digital skills. Find out more.

Digital Cheshire

Digital Cheshire provides fully funded masterclasses tailored to help businesses adapt and grow digitally.

They have a range of fully funded masterclasses, covering all aspects of digital technology adoption, digital marketing and more. 

So, if you’re a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) in the Cheshire, Warrington or Halton area, click below to look at the inspiring masterclasses on offer and click to register your details.

Find out more.

Digital Boost

Digital Boost has been created to provide free digital advice for small businesses and charities provided by expert volunteers.

The platform hosts a community of digital experts, who will offer one-to-one digital support to small businesses and charities free of charge to help them improve their digital capability to grow and prosper online. Find out more.