The largest digital careers fair in the UK, Manchester Digital Skills Festival kicks off on Tuesday, February 14, with a skills conference.
A four-day event, there will also be opportunities for school children to learn digital skills in a practical setting.
Over the course of 4 days, over 180 creative, digital and IT businesses will attend as well as approximately 1500 students who are looking for work within the digital/creative industries from North West universities, colleges and schools.
Manchester has an ambition to become a digital city and in order to achieve this ‘needs a highly skilled digital workforce big enough to serve the needs of an ever-growing industry’.
According to organisers Manchester Digital: “We need a pipeline of talent that will leave school, college and university with industry-standard, work-ready, digital skillsets.”
Manchester Digital is a not-for-profit trade association for digital businesses across the North West and is the only event of its type in the region.
The next BusinessCloud event is Focus on tech scene in Manchester, which will be hosted on February 17 at the new KPMG offices in the city centre.
A panel of entrepreneurs will be joined by industry experts between to look at what the future holds for the area’s technology sector in this breakfast event held in association with recruitment agency Search.
The event runs from 7.30-10am. Join the discussion on Twitter at #mcrtech.
Check beck for an updated diary.
Tuesday 14 February: Tech Startups, Manchester
Tuesday 14 February: Manchester Digital Skills Festival, Manchester more info
Wednesday 15 February: Prolific North Live, Manchester more info
Wednesday 15 February: Business Women’s Network The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester more info
Thursday 16 February: Digital Opportunities: Property Tech with Virgin Media Business Holiday Inn, Manchester Centre mor einfo
Thursday 16 February: International Trade Forum Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester more info
Sunday 19 February: TEDx Manchester Home more info
Monday 20 February: Play Your Business Cards Right, Leeds more info
Tuesday 21 February: Northern Powerhouse, Manchester more info
Wednesday 22 February: EEF National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner 2017, QEII Centre, London more info
Wednesday 22 February: Percipient/Squirro/UKFast
Wednesday 22 February: Action for Business Manchester, Cloud 23, Hilton Deansgate Manchester, M3 4LQ more info
Thursday 23 February: Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School more info
Friday 24 February: #Airhack ODI, Leeds more info
Tuesday 28 February: GP Bullhound MWC Reception, Barcelona more info
Wednesday 1 March: CitySession: Tech North Digital Showcase 2017, Manchester more info
Wednesday 1 March: HealthTech North, Leeds more info
Wednesday 1 March: Action for Business Stockport more info
Wednesday 1 March: The Innovation Network, Leeds more info
Thursday 2 March: Founders’ Network: The Summit, Sheffield more info
Friday 3 March: Women In Business Awards, Liverpool more info
Wednesday 8 March: International Women’s Day: Women in Tech, Liverpool more info