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Digital jobs fair connects employers with local talent

The government-funded Train4Tomorrow programme held a Digital Jobs Fair on Wednesday 16 March, giving local employers the opportunity to connect with adults who have recently completed a government-funded bootcamp to gain in-demand skills in the digital sector.

The Train4Tomorrow programme offers adults in Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall access to fully-funded Skills Bootcamps,...

Person in fron of laptop for Train4Tomorrow Digital Jobs Fair

Digital jobs fair launched to connect Devon employers with local talent

The government-funded Train4Tomorrow programme is running a Digital Jobs Fair on Wednesday 16 March 2022, to connect employers with local adults who have recently completed a digital bootcamp to gain in-demand skills.

The South West is facing a skills shortage. The rapid growth of the digital sector has led to businesses struggling to find the skilled people they need to meet their...

Heart of the South West LEP announce funding call for digital projects

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership has announced a new funding call for projects to tackle key economic and societal challenges through data analytics and digital innovation, a priority in the region’s Build Back Better plan.

The Heart of the South West LEP has identified ‘Digital’ as the highest priority for investment to deliver clean and inclusive growth,...

Up to £45K of match funding for 10 creative digital projects in Plymouth

In support of Plymouth’s iMayflower programme , Crowdfunder is looking for early stage creative and digital projects in Plymouth to take part in a unique coaching programme.

The 10 brilliant projects selected will each receive £250 towards a crowdfunding campaign , 1-2-1 coaching and access to a possible £45,000 in match funding through Plymouth City Council.

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Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps...

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, OpenReach

Openreach investment brings Victorian icon into the 21st century

Openreach engineers have connected the historic Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway to Full Fibre broadband - future-proofing North Devon’s much-loved tourism icon for generations to come.

The Victorian railway is the UK's only fully water-powered railway and one of just three examples left in the world. It’s spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay and the Bristol Channel - from a Grade...

Jack The Ripper (ONLINE digital theatre drama)

(Performed on Saturday Feb 6th 2021, then online for a further 48 hours to allow people in all timezones worldwide to enjoy)

A drama telling the tale - and some of the theories - behind the notorious 19th century London serial killer, Jack The Ripper. Heavily researched drama based on factual events. A creative re-telling, running as a digital show, with the actors working from their home studios.

Tickets: £10 per digital device: purchase from https://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html

Content advisories: General Suitability: Mid teens & adults Strong...

DH Lawrence's The Lost Girl (ONLINE digital theatre)

(Performed on Saturday Jan 30th 2021, then online for a further 48 hours to allow people in all timezones worldwide to enjoy)

Alvina Houghton, the headstrong daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper place in society, James Houghton buys a theatre. Among the travelling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina’s attention. A celebration of freedom, however fleeting, and a testament to the power of the imagination...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

A third in Plymouth feel left behind by digital revolution

A third of people in Plymouth (31%)1 do not feel digitally confident according to research by Post Office Broadband. This is significantly higher than the national average, with one in five (20%) stating they don’t feel confident.

Two thirds (66%) of the local population would like support to improve their tech skills. As a result, Post Office Broadband is teaming up with Google...

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