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DigiTay: The Tay Cities Digital Skills Project

The Tay Cities Digital Skills Project is part of the £20 million, Regional Skills and Employability Development Programme, funded by the Scottish Government. Approved in December 2022, the Digital Skills Project was awarded over £1.5m of government funding, over a 3 year period to  support regional economic growth and the digital labour market throughout Angus, Dundee, North East Fife and Perth & Kinross.

DigiTay, the Digital Skills Project is on a mission to achieve the strength in skills that a future digital economy will need. We are doing this through the delivery of a range of activities, initiatives and training programmes related to skilling, re-skilling and upskilling in digital and data skills, ensuring that the Tay Cities Region has the necessary workforce skills on our doorstep. 


The Tay Cities Region hosts around 8,000 digital and data related jobs and 43% of those jobs are based in Dundee


A quarter of people working in digital jobs in the Tay Cities Region are Software Developers


Every year in Scotland there are around 15,600 digital technology vacancies needing to be filled. 


By 2025 there will be an additional 1000 digital technology vacancies across digital in the Tay Cities Region

Digicatch the Latest DigiTay News?

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Tay Cities Region Digital Skills project to host launch event

The Tay Cities Digital Skills project hosted a launch event [...]

Colleges and universities join forces in Tay Cities Region Deal collaboration

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New Tay Cities Region Deal funding for travel and tourism businesses

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Tay Cities Region Deal announces free digital skills courses

The Tay Cities Digital Skills project has announced free [...]


people supported through fully funded activity


funding awarded to skills training and business activities


education and training partners engaged