Launch of the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund – 25th June – This was formally referred to as the Bootcamp Fund in meetings. The aim of the ‘Fast Track’ Fund is to help employers in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas to address their specialist digital skills needs through short, innovative, bespoke training. The fund will be open for applications in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire LEP areas from 25 June 2019. Consortia of employers and training providers can bid for between £50,000 & £180,000 to run innovative digital training schemes linked to skills shortage vacancies. A prospectus with further details of the fund is available – please email if you would like a copy.

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