Digital Skills Partnership wins education award

The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership has earned national recognition and been named the winner of the DL100 Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award.

The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership works with stakeholders from the public, private and charity sectors to develop and deliver a range of projects aimed at improving the digital skills of Lancashire residents and local businesses.

The partnership has also been working on a £3m programme in collaboration with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to help companies address their specialist digital skills needs & diversify their workforce through short, innovative, bespoke training courses.

The 8th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list recognises 100 people, organisations and programmes across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors. 

The Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award is awarded for a product of service, which in the last year, has delivered a real impact in terms of digital skills or inclusion to its intended community; covering from Basic Digital Skills or Inclusion to executive education.

Steve Fogg, chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said: "This is a wonderful achievement for the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership, and the fact that they have managed to win the Digital Skills and Inclusion Category is phenomenal.

"The recent Covid-19 crisis has highlighted more than ever the need to ensure residents and businesses are equipped with the skills and the means to access services and information online. The work of partners in the LDSP during both the pandemic and over the past year has been crucial in attempting to redress some of the digital skills imbalances and gaps in the county. Winning this award is a fitting recognition for the work that they do."

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