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Digital Leaders Week 2021 IN Salford

We are proud to have represented Salford for nationwide Digital Leaders Week Our teams have done a magnificent job of showcasing all Salford has achieved and highlighting our aims and ambitions going forward. To see the variety of national events that took place please follow the link below: DLW Event Archive Throughout the week Salford have hosted many live online events contr ...

Salford's Tablet Gifting Scheme Closure

This scheme is currently closed.  We are now in the process of working through the hundreds of applications, each of which must be considered by our panel.     Salford’s Digital Providers Network secured 500 Lenovo tablets to gift to digitally excluded low-income residents, and after a fantastic response from the community we are closing down applications in order to process ...

Community Calling Smartphone Donation Scheme

The digital lifestyle is becoming more and more commonplace in modern day Salford.  Nowadays most of us use the internet via smartphones and tablets, which we often replace every few years.  As more and more of us go online for everyday things like shopping, paying utilities and applying for jobs, some of these services are becoming online-only.  While this isn’t a problem for ...

Digital Device Appeal

Salford Council are working with My Outsourced IT to collect and redistribute donated devices to local schools and low income families. If you would like to donate a device or hardware please complete the following form: My Outsourced IT. We believe that everyone should have access to a computer and social status should not stop that. To find out more about My Outsourced IT’s g ...

Tech She Can - Inspiring women to join our tech revolution

The Tech She Can Charter is a commitment by organisations to work together to increase the number of women working in technology roles in the UK. It aims to do this at a societal level by inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers, as well as sharing best practice across the organisations involved. Salford City Council is proud to be the first local ...

Unity to launch the UK’s first-ever Centre of Excellence at MediaCityUK

HOST announces partnership with Unity to launch the UK’s first-ever Centre of Excellence at MediaCityUK, accelerating innovation in video gaming, digital media and immersive technology New facility and training programme for upskilling Unity developers, set to boost investment and establish the North as a global leader in real-time development. HOST, Salford’s Home of Skills ...

Salford’s HOST launches Skills City

A unique digital skills powerhouse is set to transform talent diversity in the North West’s tech sector, by breaking the barriers faced by those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds and fast-tracking 450 people into careers in digital technology every year. Skills City comprises leading digital technology bootcamp academies, working in collaboration with employer ...

Salford City Council is the first council to back a female tech revolution! 

Salford City Council is proud to be the first local authority in the country to sign up as a supporter of the Tech She Can charter, an initiative set up by PwC UK and 17 other founding organisations. This is a commitment by organisations to work together to increase the number of women working in technology roles in the UK. It aims to tackle the root cause of the problem at a s ...

New Digital Inclusion Project in Salford

Does your organisation work with people who may be struggling to get online? Let them know about this new digital inclusion project from Corinth Training Community Interest Company (CIC). The project is for those who: Are aged 19 and over Want to learn digital skills Need access to digital equipment, kit or internet access Are unsure how to go online Feel they are missing out ...

FreelanceHer a ground-breaking programme

Ground-breaking programme to support 110 female freelancers begins in the North West today Over the next 12-weeks, 110 women who are working to launch and grow sustainable businesses in the media, digital, technology and creative sectors in the North West will be supported to kick-start their careers as freelancers. The programme, launched in November 2020 by IN4.0 with The Lan ...

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