North East digital bootcamp launched to bridge skills gap

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by Stephen Chapman

North East business support organisation, Generator, is setting up an 8-week digital bootcamp.

It’s hoping that the Newcastle-based programme will help the digital skills shortage and bring the sector together.

Practical projects will be delivered by hedgehog lab, Orange Bus and Gospelware amongst others.

“Whether you are a creative digital agency or a non-digital business with a digital team, and you’ve just taken on a new starter who needs to be brought up to speed, we can help,” said Emma Whitenstall, Generator’s business support programme manager.

“The programme will be delivered by the best creative digital professionals from the region to create an industry ready workforce.”

It will include workshops and networking events, taking place once a week over the 8 week period.

“Generator’s Digital Bootcamp will provide those looking to enter the industry with essential insights into the workings of an agile digital business,” added hedgehog lab’s chief design officer, Ray Clarke.

“This is crucially important since companies such as our own operate in completely different ways to larger firms in traditional industries. hedgehog lab is committed to boosting skills in the North East tech sector and is delighted to be involved in this forward-thinking initiative.”

You can find out more here.