One DC comprises a representative cross section of small, medium and large local business executives including national organisations headquartered in the North East region along with senior leaders from Newcastle College and the Digital Industries curriculum team. We are engaged with the North of Tyne Combined Authority, North East Chamber of Commerce and CBI (Confederation of British Industry) as we seek to work with local and central government agencies in the UK for fast adoption and smooth rollout across the whole region.
" As more and more technology companies select the North-East of England as a tech hub, it’s more critical than ever that we accelerate the development of digital skills in the region. The Coding Initiative project developed by Digital Collective UK and Newcastle College University Centre is a fantastic, employer-supported initiative that will help develop practical programming skills, and will be accessible to a wide-range of people across the region, helping them take their first step into an exciting digital career.”
Director - Global Customer Solutions
Tenth Revolution Group Ltd.
" This initiative will provide much needed digital skills in the region, to tap into growth opportunities, technology employers need local capable talent. If the current open roles in the region can be filled quickly, it could provide valuable social mobility helping citizens gain employment in higher salaried jobs and in turn improve the regional economy. "
Global Head of Industry Domains
" Having looked through the proposal for the One Digital Collective Coding Initiative Project, delivered by Newcastle College, I firmly believe that the course offers a comprehensive route into Software Engineering. Delivering the necessary skills for potential future engineers to transition into further education or to start their software engineering journey within industry."
" I am very happy to endorse the Coding Initiative programme from Newcastle College to encourage and equip individuals to retrain from a non Technology career to one in the digital sector. The course provides a solid foundational understanding of some of the key principles that will be required by future employees who can then continue to train and mentor individuals by following on from what is learned in the programme."
Chief Technology Officer
"One Digital Collective’s approach of listening to what the tech industry really needs in terms of skills is game changing for the region. As tech evolves so rapidly, adopting programming paradigms that matches criteria to what the workforce requires to meet current and future industry challenges is a great starting point to help grow locally sourced tech teams by ensuring skills relevance in the next generation of engineers. "
Chief Technology Officer