Here at the Growth Company, we’re proud of the difference our Digital 1000 initiative will make to the lives of older residents across the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester. One of the headline statements set out by the Mayor is to ‘create opportunities to maximise skills and experience of older workers’ – and Digital 1000 will help us to do just that.
I’m proud and excited to announce that today marks the start of the new contract for the delivery of the National Careers Service within the North West.
We are now accepting the entries for the Greater China Awards 2019, an opportunity to get the recognition you deserve for all your hard work with Greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) over the last year.
Today, the Chancellor announced plans to invest £125m into apprenticeships and new jobs within STEM industries. As I’ve highlighted previously, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors are facing a growing skills gap, so it’s going to be a welcome boost that will help to create a strong workforce going forward.
Here at Challenge 4 Change, part of the Growth Company, we have people from all walks of life come through our doors on a daily basis – from groups of employees who want to work better as a team, to school children who are simply there for the fun. But perhaps one of the most important groups of people who we work with are vulnerable people who have either committed crime, or are at serious risk of doing so.
Over 1000 people attended this year’s Venturefest North West on 13 September 2018, providing further evidence that the region is a leading centre for innovation.
The world around is constantly changing and moving forward, and it’s amazing to think how much technological advances have changed the way we live. What’s even more mind-blowing is just how many of the things we use every day require code to operate – from the apps we scroll through on our smartphones to the microwave we bung our ready-meal into at the end of a long day.
Back in June, we launched Digital 1000 with our partners – an initiative which aims to engage and support 1000 Greater Manchester residents to become digitally included over the next 12 months.
Experts have recently warned that the UK’s care system is ‘at breaking point’, after a new study found that the number of over-85s needing 24-hour care is set to double.