Upskill Digital is a digital skills training agency and consultancy, working with its partners to deliver scalable face-to-face training. Its programmes include the Google Digital Garage tours, Digital Skills for Africa and the Lloyds Bank Academy, amongst others.
During the All Digital Week, UpSkill Digital provided in-person training at 30 events, workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions empowering over 1089 people across the United Kingdom.
In London, the Google Digital Garage Bus travelled to 6 boroughs, providing digital skills and mentoring for job seekers and small business owners.
As part of the Lloyds Digital Academy in Manchester, UpSkill Digital trained over 30 people on topics such as Online Safety & Devices or Digital Communications, with outstanding feedback like Natalie’s who said, “It has changed my life instantly. I’m able to look at Google and know all the functions available. Digital Communications was really good and I can now collaborate digitally.”
In partnership with Google Digital, UpSkill Digital provided training in universities, public libraries, job expos and business events, helping to upskill people with the necessary skills for their job and business success.
Good Things Foundation is proud to support ALL DIGITAL Week and encourage their community network of 5,000 Online Centres to represent the UK in a Europe-wide digital inclusion movement.
With more than 11.3 million people in the UK alone still without all the digital skills they need to make the most of the internet, campaigns like ALL DIGITAL Week – and the Good Things-managed UK Get Online Week – can play a vital role in reaching those in need.
The UK’s leading digital inclusion charity will be shouting about the importance of ALL DIGITAL Week to all their audiences through email and social media channels. Additionally, they’ll be sharing stories of people who have seen the benefit that improved digital skills can have, thanks to work Good Things Foundation has in communities across the country.
They’ll also be encouraging their 5,000 strong Online Centres Network to deliver events during the week and register them as part of the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign. The network is working in thousands of local communities and reaching those most in need of improved digital skills, making them ideally placed to support the campaign at a local level.
Empowering individuals at SCALE with skills for the Future of Work
Upskill Digital will be the UK campaign partner for the first time in 2019.
Upskill Digital is a digital skills training agency and consultancy, working with its partners to deliver scalable face-to-face training. Its programmes include the Google Digital Garage tours, Digital Skills for Africa and the Lloyds Bank Academy, amongst others. To date, they have trained over 93,000 individuals with their suite of over 50 modules in topics such as G Suite, Digital Marketing, Employability Skills, Data & Analytics, and Cybersecurity for both families and businesses.
The work of Upskill Digital stretches far beyond the UK, delivering intensive train-the-training sessions and developing engaging and localised content across Europe and Africa. These programmes have been built at scale by working with local public and private sector partners with the aim of empowering thousands of people across the world in digital skills that can either help them grow in their careers or support their business.
ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 is about raising awareness about the digital literacy and bringing the digital skills training to every city and neighborhood in UK and across Europe.
During the week, UpSkill Digital has over 30 training events, workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions and expects to train 1,800 people. In London, the Google Digital Garage Bus is traveling to all 32 boroughs, providing digital skills and mentoring for job seekers and small business owners.
Good Things Foundation has been involved in the campaign since its very beginning. The campaign itself was inspired by their Get Online Week run in the UK by the Foundation and their Online Centres Network.
The Online Centres Network is a strong group of 5,000 community learning venues providing basic digital skills learning across the UK. During ALL DIGITAL Week 2018, members of network were encouraged to register their digital inclusion activity as part of ALL Digital Week, through direct email newsletters and social media.
Although not all were formerly registered as ALL Digital Week events, the network ran hundreds of classes were held across the country, reaching thousands of learners.
The Online Centres Network was also boosting messaging around ALL DIGITAL Week via their social media channels, promoting the campaign and celebrating the importance of digital inclusion across Europe.
The network estimated that at least 2,500 centres ran events for 10,000 people during the campaign.
Good Things Foundation (formerly known as Tinder Foundation) in 2016 promoted Get Online Week to their network of 5,000 UK online centres.
Tinder Foundation encouraged the network to run sessions with those new to, or unfamiliar with the internet, to raise awareness of the resources available. Tinder Foundation encouraged them particularly to focus on issues around digital skills of work and staying safe when using the internet – issues that resonated with their key audiences. A combination of direct communications and social media engagement helped the network feel informed about and involved in a Europe-wide movement toward digital and social inclusion.
Trust & Confidence
Online safety was a key issue that Tinder Foundation asked the network to focus on when working with learners, customers and clients during Get Online Week. Using direct communications and social media, they promoted their toolkits and guidance on staying safe when both transacting, and socialising online.
By communicating to partners at the UK Department for Work and Pensions, Tinder Foundation helped those looking for work via local job centres access online resources that could support their search. Tinder Foundation also encouraged the UK online centres network to run local sessions supporting unemployed people with their own employability resources and courses. Direct communications and social media raised the profile of the issue as part of a Europe-wide campaign.