Supporting Business Growth: Bridging the Digital and Green Skills Gap.

How can businesses bridge the digital and green skills gap?

Northumbria University and the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) are joining forces to host a free knowledge-sharing event for businesses of all sizes, exploring how to develop and retain the digital and green skillsets required to meet workforce development needs and grow sustainable organisations.

Supporting business growth: bridging the digital and green skills gap will take place on Tuesday 21 November 2023, 9.30am-12.30pm, at the Holiday Inn Newcastle, in Jesmond.

The first part of the event will focus on digital skills, bridging skills gaps, understanding data, and embedding digital leadership. Expert speakers include Dr Colin Richardson who is Assistant Professor in Business Information Systems at Newcastle Business School. The second half of the event will look specifically at green skills with actionable insights and top tips on how businesses can meet their sustainability ambitions. The panel of experts include Anna-Lisa Mills, Managing Director at SmartCarbon Ltd and associate lecturer for Northumbria University’s carbon champion course and Andrew Esson, Director at the Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult.

Vincent Robson, Business Development Manager from Northumbria University, said: “Investing in the evolution of skills during times of continuous change can help to empower workforces and future generations with the digital and green capabilities needed to thrive in an economy which is being led by digital transformation, change and innovation. We’re delighted to be partnering with the Chamber to explore how businesses can tackle skills shortages in these areas, drive digital inclusion and help businesses to meet their sustainability ambitions.”

Presentations will be followed by an interactive panel Q&A discussion, compered by Rhiannon Bearne, Executive Director for Policy and Representation at NECC, with opportunities to network with fellow attendees during the course of the morning.

The event is open to both Chamber members and non-member businesses and a full line-up of speakers will be announced shortly. For more information on the event or to register for a free place, please visit the event page here.

Credit: Bdaily

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