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The Digital Technology skills team at SDS has created a video highlighting some of the projects they delivered with partners during the 2019/20 financial year to support digital technology employers in Scotland.

Key highlights include co-creating and launching the Digital Start Fund with Scottish Government to help those on low incomes retrain for a digital career, and promoting cyber security skills in schools through the Discover Cyber programme, which has reached more than 70,000 pupils and teachers to date.

Claire Gillespie,  Digital Technology Skills Manager at SDS, said: “When you see all the work presented like this, you realise how much we have achieved over the past 12 months, and none of this would have been possible without the help of Scottish Government, industry and other public sector partners. It was a massive team effort.

“And that team effort needs to work even harder going forward. The corona virus has changed our working lives beyond recognition, and it’s very clear we need people with the right digital skills more than ever, and that’s across every sector not just digital technology. So although it’s nice to recognise the work done to date, we are all now looking forward and hitting the ground running to tackle the massive challenge Scotland’s economy and its people face.”

For further information about digital technology skills and careers visit Digital World

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