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Digital Event Delivers Positive Message to those Looking for Work

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People looking for work were given a taste of the tech and digital industry at a special event in Swansea.

Invitees who were out of work had the chance to experience hands-on digital workshops courtesy of Gower College Swansea and Technocamps, a pan-Wales project led by Swansea University.

In addition they had the opportunity to meet local employers with digital job vacancies and work experience opportunities.

The aim was to raise awareness of the digital opportunities available locally now and in the future, and to inspire people to consider digital jobs.

Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said:

“It was great that so many people took advantage of the expertise on offer from businesses and agencies at the Digital Employability Event.

“Swansea is a city with great digital aspirations. Our regeneration plans include innovations such as the Kingsway Digital Village, a tech-focused flexible office space for growing businesses – and we want local people to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that will be created.

“That’s why events such as this are so important to help people to gain experience of digital tasks and make contact with local employers.”

The Digital Employability Event took place at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum. It was attended by 45 people who are receiving support from local employability projects.

Partners included the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership South West and Mid Wales, Swansea Council, Gower College Swansea and Technocamps.