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The Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership

This was launched in June 2018 and brings together the public, private and third sector to tackle the digital skills divide in Somerset, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. It is one of seven Local Digital Skills Partnerships (LDSP) delivered in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

This Local Digital Skills Partnership is responsible for coordinating and delivering a digital strategy that raises digital skills for the community, working to eradicate social and geographical imbalances to ensure everyone has access to digital services. The partnership also focuses on workplace mobility; ensuring the right digital training is available for young people, those outside of the workforce, work returners and individuals looking to retrain. They champion an ethos that every workplace should be one where employees can continue to learn.

They also work closely with the region's education providers, to ensure young people are aware of the diverse range of digital careers available and that teaching staff are supported to keep pace with new technologies.

Further information can be found here.

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