Go Reboot Programme Leaders Jill McKinney and Robert Currie

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Big Lottery Fund boost for Go Reboot programme

An industry-backed programme designed to move unemployed young people into careers in the

tech industry is to be rolled out thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery fund.

Go Reboot is a six-day course introducing learners who are not in employment, education or training to different careers, training routes and potential employers in the region’s booming tech sector.

The course is delivered by Sunderland Software City, the organisation enabling the growth of the technology sector in the North East of England.

The course introduces learners to coding, design and tech-related exercises as well as guest talks and visits to local technology firms designed to give participants an insight into the different opportunities in the sector.

Launched in January 2016, the programme has helped over 25 people into jobs and further education.

Jill McKinney, Training Manager at Sunderland Software City said: “The Big Lottery Fund grant is a welcome boost to an already successful programme which has opened up new job and training opportunities to young people not in jobs or education.

“It is an effective, rapid experience that quickly prepares and progresses participants into training and roles within the region’s established technology and digital sector whilst helping to narrow the current technology skills gap inhibiting the growth of many companies.

“The grant will allow us to extend Go Reboot to learners of all ages in different locations around the North East, enabling us to help more people into sustainable and rewarding futures.”

The Go Reboot programme is taking applications for the next course starting on 25th January. For more information please call 0191 5623349.

Sunderland Software City is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Amy Watson .

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