Businesses invited to help transform Staffordshire’s digital skills at next Digital Skills Working Group

People working at desk on laptops

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is making strides in bolstering the region’s digital skills with the launch of the Digital Skills Working Group (DSWG). The initiative aims to forge connections between businesses and training providers, cultivating a comprehensive local perspective on the digital skills pathway.

The primary objective is to guide learners, and where applicable, their families, by providing direction to technology-specific learning opportunities. The DSWG endeavors to showcase available courses that support professional career development within the digital sector and beyond.

The inaugural meeting of the Digital Skills Working Group took place in November. Building on the momentum, the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 25th January, at 10 AM. The meeting will be hosted at our Commerce House office (ST1 5BE), with the option for remote attendance. For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact

The envisioned digital skills pathway is anticipated to be a dynamic resource, open to contributions from training providers interested in participating. The emphasis lies in shedding light on the digital technology “stacks” covered in open courses. This approach encourages businesses to offer constructive feedback on the current offerings and identify potential gaps in the curriculum. The ultimate goal is to empower local businesses to actively participate in work placement opportunities, including T Levels and apprenticeships, with the assurance that relevant technology skills are actively taught within the community.

We invite interested parties to express their intention to attend the upcoming meeting and specify their preference for participation, whether face-to-face or remotely. Your input is crucial in shaping a robust and effective digital skills pathway for Staffordshire’s workforce. Together, we can bridge the gap and propel our region towards a digitally skilled future.