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An industrial partnership for the information economy
About the Partnership
The Tech Partnership is a growing network of employers, collaborating to create the skills to accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
Its leadership includes the CEOs of major companies in the tech industry, heads of technology from companies across the economy, and small company representation.
The Tech Partnership is recognised by government as the Industrial Partnership for the Information Economy. It is supported by, and is taking forward, the work of e-skills UK. The transition to the new Tech Partnership website will be completed in 2015.
As the skills arm of the Information Economy Council (IEC), the Tech Partnership is central to government industrial strategy.
The Partnership's strategy
Taking forward the work of e-skills UK, its strategy is to:
- Inspire new talent: inspiring young people, particularly girls, about technology education and careers
- Create new jobs: accelerating the flow of talented people from all backgrounds into technology careers, with a particular focus on apprentices and graduates
- Develop new skills: making it easier for employers to develop strategic digital skills, for example cyber security, big data, mobile, e-commerce and the Internet of Things
- Raise standards: setting industry standards, accrediting and promoting education and training that meets them.
The Partnership's aims
Its aims are that, by 2020:
- There will be a 50:50 gender balance in young people entering tech careers, expanding the pool of talent coming into the sector
- Digital careers will be in the top quartile of desirable jobs in the view of 16-21 year olds
- The number of tech apprenticeships will be doubled, giving the nation a new pipeline of home grown talent to support the growth of the digital economy
Find out more
Visit the Tech Partnership website at www.thetechpartnership.com
The work of the Tech Partnership is partly supported by HM Government with Employer Ownership Funding.