Liverpool social enterprise The Women’s Organisation unveils new series of courses to help women ‘bridge the digital skills gap’. Tony McDonough reports
A new series of courses will be rolled out by The Women’s Organisation to help women “bridge the digital skills gap”.
According to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s 2022/23 Local Skills Report, digital skills are in ‘huge demand’ across the region. It adds there is a “need and opportunity to improve digital skills at all levels in organisations”.
The Women’s Organisation, based just outside of the city centre, has launched new courses to address this shortfall. They include Developing a Website for Your Business and A Beginner’s Guide to SEO.
Founded by Professor Maggie O’Carroll in 1996, the social enterprise has supported more than 60,000 women and helped to create more than 4,000 businesses through its range of funded training opportunities.
“Supporting women in business at all levels, from early-career professionals to entrepreneurs, is important from both a social and economic perspective”, said Prof O’Carroll.
“By offering accessible and personalised guidance on the topics that matter, from building confidence to producing digital content strategies, we’re helping women to develop the right skills to get them where they want to be.
“Crucially, we want our programmes of support to reach as many women as possible across our region, particularly those in areas such as Halton and St Helens, where we see less uptake of our services.”
From the Enterprise Hub programme to the Better Off Fund, The Women’s Organisation already has a diverse provision in place to develop the skills of women in business and help them to advance in their chosen careers.
She added: “Given the challenges of the economic backdrop and the social impact this will be having across the region, enhancing our provision and supporting women to thrive in their careers is vital to delivering lasting change.”
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