Women are being offered free digital and business training in Fenland in a bid to meet a rising demand for digitally-skilled workers.
Over the next five years, it is estimated more than 750,000 additional digitally-skilled workers will be needed to meet the rising demand from employers and fuel the UK economy.
To help meet the need, the UK’s largest national community for female entrepreneurs, Enterprising Women, has teamed up Connecting Cambridgeshire to run free training and networking events.
Enterprising Women will be delivering events in March and Chatteris as part of Destination Digital Women programme, designed to encourage women in Cambridgeshire to start or grow their business, develop digital skills, return to employment or set up a home office.
The training workshops are being held at Chatteris Library on Tuesday, December 2, from 10am to 1pm and at March Library on Wednesday, February 18, from 10am to 4pm.
Women are also invited to join networking events at our Enterprising Women’s business clubs in Cambridge and Peterborough to build connections, widen networks and form potential business opportunities.
The Destination Digital Women programme is funded by the Government Equalities Office’s Women and Broadband Challenge Fund and is designed to encouraged women to take advantage of faster broadband to expand or set-up new businesses, including home-based businesses.