In this issue of In Touch you can read about the progress of some of our BDUK partnerships in the region some of which have received further funding through the ‘gainshare’. You can read about how EE are boosting mobile coverage in the region and there’s good news on the job front as BT has announced a recruitment drive in the West Midlands in its drive to equip young people with the skills and training needed to meet the challenges of a changing jobs market. The apprentices will be recruited in locations such as Birmingham, Coventry, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and Worcester.
And as featured in the National News our Barefoot Computing programme has now reached one million children, including more than 43,000 in the West Midlands. It’s a great project that helps primary school teachers get confident with teaching computer science. Finally we profile one of our Board Members Jo Osborne.
Colin Bannon, Chair of the West Midlands Regional Board