The VocTech Challenge 2021 aims to catalyse change in the adoption and deployment of technology to level up vocational learning for those most at risk of falling behind.
Ufi launched the VocTech Challenge in November 2020. At the time we could see that the differential impact of the pandemic across the UK had the potential to become a long-term and severe problem if we did not recognise the challenge and work quickly to mitigate it.
By aligning our funding, partnerships and advocacy we aim to support the development of VocTech solutions with a focus on improving outcomes for those most impacted by the digital divide and encourage the adoption and deployment of ‘what works’ through demonstration and advocacy.
Our White Paper sets out the actions that Ufi is undertaking, both on our own and in partnership, to help tackle some of the critical challenges arising from the Green Paper and accompanying consultation.
This major initiative for Ufi will shape our activity for years to come.
The progress towards our commitments can be seen below.
Explore the organisations we are working with to help level up learning.
Explore the projects helping tackle learner confidence with grant funding from Ufi VocTech Trust.
Working together to maximise our collective impact and accelerate the pace of change.
The VocTech Challenge Grant Fund is focused on supporting the development and deployment of digital solutions that help adults impacted by the digital divide and furthest away from learning so they can gain the confidence to get the skills they need for work.
Ufi is launching a series of online workshops to help applicants who are thinking of applying to the forthcoming VocTech Challenge Fund.
This is the first in a series of blog posts which share Ufi’s reflections on using ‘design thinking’ principles to shape its work programme
This is the second in a series of blog posts which share Ufi’s reflections on using ‘design thinking’ principles to shape its work programme