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DigiTay: The Tay Cities Digital Skills Project

The Tay Cities Region Deal Digital Skills Project, also known as DigiTay, is part of a £20 million investment under the Regional Skills and Employability Development Programme, funded by the Scottish Government. It is part of the Tay Cities Region Deal a partnership between local, Scottish and UK governments and the private, academic and voluntary sectors which seeks to create a smarter and fairer region. The Project was awarded over £1.5m of government funding, over a 3 year period to support inclusive economic growth and the digital labour market throughout Angus, Dundee, North East Fife and Perth & Kinross.

Our DigiMission

Our mission is to address the digital skills gap across the Tay Cities Region by supporting individuals access digital skills training and working with businesses and organisations to plug their digital skills gaps. The project aims to: 

Understand and satisfy businesses’ digital and data requirements in the region, across all sectors not just the technology industry.

Identify and plug the digital skills gaps where they exist across the region.

Embed skills, supporting digital and data-driven innovation across a wide range of sectors, enabling businesses to adapt and compete in a future digital economy.

Increase opportunities for specialist roles within the Digital and Creative Industries.

Create an unrivalled talent pool across the region.

What is DigiTay?

Are you looking for activities, initiatives and training programmes relating to skilling, re-skilling and upskilling in digital and data skills? Then DigiTay is for you. The project has a specific focus on inclusive growth, focusing on supporting under-represented groups to upskill and reskill in intermediate, advanced and professional digital and data skills. The project will deliver a regional approach to addressing the digital skills gap through partnership working across industry sectors, local authorities, universities, colleges, private and the third sector. Here you will find:

  • Fully funded digital skills courses
  • Support for businesses
  • Events

51

people supported through fully funded activity

£132k

funding awarded to skills training and business activities

10

education and training partners engaged

Inclusion

The Tay Cities Region Deal has a commitment to delivering inclusive economic growth across the region. DigiTay is part of the Regional Skills and Employability Programme [Include link to page] a £20 million investment into skills and employability in order address inequalities across the region.

DigiTay has a focus on closing the digital skills gap, to do this it is essential we support underrepresented groups access skills training in order to address the existing skills gap and ensure we’re supporting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for all.

DigiTay has made a commitment to:

  • Ensure 50% of beneficiaries of funding are women
  • Ensure 10% of beneficiaries of funding are people with disabilities
  • Ensure 4% of beneficiaries of funding are people from black, minority or ethnic backgrounds

For more information on our available courses please visit our courses page.

Digiread our latest publications?

Read the latest DigiTay publications and reports here:

Digicatch the Latest DigiTay News?

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Tay Cities Region Deal announces free digital skills courses

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£50,000 Data Skills Boost for Tay Cities Region

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