We are really excited to announce that Sunderland Software City’s new skills and training programme ‘Go Reboot Plus’ launches this month.

We are launching this new program to contribute to addressing the digital skills gap in the region. The course is a free to access digital training programme for residents in North Tyneside who are currently not in work or education. The four-week-long training programme will be delivered with Newcastle College and will help individuals develop digital skills, learn about routes to securing a career in digital and connect with local employers. The course will not only support individuals to improve their employment chances, but is also designed to build confidence, provide routine and enable peer networking.

The course will run bi-monthly with the goal of training 120 adults in the region. Go Reboot Plus is the evolution of our long-standing successful Go Reboot programme to provide longer term mentoring and guidance for individuals who are currently not in employment or education.

The Sunderland Software City North East Digital Skills Audit 2021 was able to highlight that there is a clear lack of skilled job seekers with relevant work experience (82%). As an organisation we are working towards educating the region regarding the different jobs that are available and accessible with the North East tech sector, while helping individuals successfully navigate a route into these careers.

Get involved!

Do you know anyone who may want to participate in a Go Reboot Plus programme? Our next cohort will run from 27 September and the second cohort will commence on November the 22nd.

Are you an employer and interested in getting involved? We want to work collaboratively with local organisations to help deliver this program. If you would like to come along and deliver a training session or a talk about your organisation and your career then please drop us a line. If you want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start, we would love you to get in touch.

For more information, and to get involved, contact our Skills &Training Specialist, Debbie Berry, at Debbie.Berry@Sunderlandsoftwarecity.com.