Scotland’s digital technologies sector will benefit from £6.6 million to boost its internationally renowned reputation for cutting-edge expertise.

The funding will support digital skills and address actions set out in the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital technologies Skills Investment Plan.

The plan includes actions such as:

  • Responding to the immediate skills shortage by developing an industry led talent academy model in summer 2014 to support the demand of up to 11,000 jobs per year
  • Offering more opportunities to increase female participation in the digital sector
  • Aligning education systems to employers need and supporting employer engagement with schools
  • Delivering 750 work placements for FE/HE students by 2016

Further information.

Following the success of his workshops last year, Ian Watson (Programme Manager from IRISS) will be running the Copyright, Content and Creative Commons workshop on 9th April - details

This years D14 event will be held at the SECC in Glasgow on May 29th and 30th.  This is the fourth year that Interactive Scotland will be running the event, and is aimed at supporting the growth of the digital media sector in Scotland.

This years D14 show will have four themes, one of which is Education and they organisers are looking for companies who are doing something “cool” in the digital education arena to showcase in the Education area of the event . 

If Members of the Alliance have any suggestions, please send them over to Joan at Equator Events - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07775 822505. 

Anyone who participates in the event will be given brand exposure on the D14 website showcase pages and on an eblast being issued to 3,000+ individuals.