Keighley College collaborates with regional partners to offer free digital skills sessions as part of Lifelong Learning Week

26 October, 2022 2:19 pm

Keighley College is collaborating with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council to host a series of taster sessions for adults with a focus on enhancing digital skills.

Taking place between 7 and 11 November, Lifelong Learning Week is a celebration of continuous learning and encourages adult learners to develop new skills.

Nationally, it is reported that 52% of adults don’t have the essential digital skills needed for the workplace and with as many as 9/10 businesses across West Yorkshire requiring their staff to have basic digital skills, addressing this gap is a key priority for the region.

The week will feature a wide range of sessions, aimed at learners of all abilities and will be held at locations across West Yorkshire, including Keighley Job Centre. 

Kevin O’Hare, Principal at Keighley College, said: “The digital transformation our region has undertaken in recent years has meant that now, more than ever, we need to ensure our workforce has access to a digital education.

“It’s extremely important in preparing individuals for the jobs of tomorrow that we include adults in our conversations and provide them with the opportunity to upskill and reskill their digital understanding.”

“So whether you’re hoping to learn everyday practical skills such as how to use your smartphone or email, or take your first step into a digital career like marketing or coding, there’s something during Lifelong Learning Week for everyone.

A full programme of the Lifelong Learning Week’s events and further information can be found here.