Scotland’s digital technologies sector will benefit from £6.6 million to boost its internationally renowned reputation for cutting-edge expertise.
The funding will support digital skills and address actions set out in the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital technologies Skills Investment Plan.
The plan includes actions such as:
- Responding to the immediate skills shortage by developing an industry led talent academy model in summer 2014 to support the demand of up to 11,000 jobs per year
- Offering more opportunities to increase female participation in the digital sector
- Aligning education systems to employers need and supporting employer engagement with schools
- Delivering 750 work placements for FE/HE students by 2016