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University Academy 92 launches free bootcamps to boost region’s digital skills – FE News

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University Academy 92 at Old Trafford (UA92), the groundbreaking higher education institution committed to making higher education accessible to all, has launched a range of free Skills Bootcamps as it supports regional efforts to make of Greater Manchester a leader in digital skills.

Supported by The Growth Company and funded by Skills For Life, bootcamps last up to 14 weeks and will be delivered almost entirely online. The bootcamps will start between October and January. The Skills Bootcamps will cover a range of digital topics from cyber, cloud engineering and web development to extended reality VR/AI and data analytics.

The program is open to anyone aged 19 and over, who is employed, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break, and will give them the opportunity to learn sector skills and access quickly to an interview with an employer.

The free Skills Bootcamps are part of UA92’s digital strategy as part of the opening of its Digital Academy on the third floor last month. Aided by a £2million grant from the Office for Students, England’s independent higher education regulator, the department includes a VR/AR lab, a fully immersive 360-degree Igloo learning space, flex-tech mobile classrooms and four digital media suites. . This will increase the capacity of UA92 students for digital students.

Opened in 2019, UA92 aims to make higher education accessible to all, through its founding principles of accessibility, social mobility and inclusiveness. The institution offers a portfolio of degrees, apprenticeships and higher education courses to its students in business, sports, media and digital disciplines, in partnership with leading names such as Microsoft, TalkTalk, KPMG and Manchester United.

Sara Prowse, CEO of UA92, commented on the launch of the free community-led bootcamps:

“It is part of our DNA here at UA92 that we support the Greater Manchester community through wider educational initiatives, in addition to our standard and higher education curricula, and to make education truly accessible to all. .

“These free Skills Bootcamps are open to everyone and aim to equip those who are not looking for standard higher education courses with the essential digital skills that will open up career opportunities and job prospects, regardless of their background.

“We are very proud to offer these bootcamps and I urge anyone interested in starting a career in digital to register for a spot.”

To learn more about UA92 Digital Skills Bootcamps and to register, please visit Skills Bootcamps | UA92

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