To build a stronger, more prosperous and resilient economy it is essential that people are able to gain the skills they need for work. Indeed, harnessing talent and developing skills is integral to every aspect of the vision for a 10x economy. But how can technology be best used to catalyse skills for work and what support is available to drive its development?
Ufi believe passionately in the power of digital technology to help people develop and maintain the relevance of their skills for work. We call these technologies VocTech, and we support their development through grant funding, venture investment and advocacy.
This informal session on Monday 24 January 2022, from 12:00 until 12:45 will introduce what we do, the funding we provide and showcase how the support and expertise from Ufi has helped organisations deliver on their objectives to improve skills for work.
To date Ufi have supported 200+ projects and awarded over £20m in grant funding.
We hope it will be a valuable opportunity to make connections with a broad range of local stakeholders and to discuss how Ufi can best support the continued adoption and deployment of VocTech in Northern Ireland.
Tom Kenyon of The RSA will also be joining us to share information around Belfast becoming part of their Cities of Learning initiative; an ambitious programme for cities and regions to design and deliver inclusive lifelong learning which is tailored to the needs of local people and economies.
If you are involved in improving skills for work - whether in a community, local government, business or educational setting - we hope you will join us and find out about the role digital technologies can play, and the funding and expertise Ufi can provide, to support learners across Northern Ireland.