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West Midlands Digital Roadmap

Digital Retraining Fund

Round One 

  • Spectra - training 50 care leavers in AI, coding and cyber
  • Caudwell Children - training 60 young autistic people in cloud infrastructure and cyber security
  • Fircroft College - bootcamp and digital café focussing on ethnic minorities & people with mental health challenges
  • Princes Trust - working with 800 younger adults
    across technologies
  • Code your Future - training 300 adults employed in low paid employment in coding, focussing on refugee community
  • Dudley College - Training 500 adults in manufacturing technology, drone technology and VR
  • School of Code - working with 120 adults
    across region
  • Generation - retraining 700 JCP customers to get into work
  • Netcom - 20 individuals rapidly retrained with higher digital skills in infrastructure and cyber
  • Open University - retrain 60 employed adults in
    cyber, focussing on women

Round 2 

  • Tech Talent Academy - software and digital for women and underrepresented individuals
  • Halesowen College - support focussed on disadvantaged ethnic minority women
  • Birmingham University - female learners for coding and data analytics into employment
  • Ashley Housing Group - supporting and upskilling ethnic minority individuals
  • TDM - Level 3 Training for digital jobs, women, employers digital transformation
  • Brit Asia TV - supporting low wage ethnic minority individuals in digital media skills
  • LEAD - women in technology, digital procresses,
    design thinking and service design
  • Digital Innov8ors - support and mentoring for low wage and unemployed people, focussing on women
  • Comp TIA - technical, soft and career readiness
    skills, & mentoring
  • Niyo - web/mobile application for skills
    for black women