Skillsmatter

Part of the "Improve your digital skills" Campaign

Non profit digital skills training

At Skills Matter we want to make sure children have the necessary skills for the digital world, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for everyone and to make sure community groups and businesses have basic IT skills. Read more about Skills Matter HERE

Who

Skills Matter is a non profit company, our aim is to offer FREE or very low cost digital skills training to primary schools, community groups, charities and training centres.

Why

It is estimated that 8 million adults are offline due to lack of skills. Digital technologies impact all aspects of society. Digital skills are now considered essential for individuals and organisations to prosper.

Where

Skills Matter aims to serve all of Greater Manchester. We currently cover Stockport and Tameside and other training centers across the North West

Skills matter for all

Helping, schools, people and the community

Everyone should have a chance

At Skills Matter we know that just having computer skills isn't enough and if you are going to standout from the crowd you need to add a whole bunch of other talents you can call upon.

The top ten skills employers are looking for in 2018 are shown in the graphic on the left and it doesn't matter if you are a year 6 student at primary school or a older learner looking for employment, these skills are just as relevant.

Social isolation and lack of confidence are huge problems particularly to older learners and particular groups of people, so we have a course specially trailed to suite you.

We know there has been a massive drop in digital skills in children and we aim to address this issue by introducing a different way to use IT in schools that will silently give children many of the skills listed on the left. At the same time we want to improve the digital skills of student teachers, as they will be the generation that will finally start to roll our cloud computing in education.

Please support Skills Matter - visit our sponsorship page by clicking here.