WeAreDotDotDot launches: connecting young people to digital learning and employment opportunities in Tech City
WeAreDotDotDot is a free online platform which brings together young people, digital learning programmes and employers, and has launched today as part of Centre for London’s ‘Connecting Tech City‘ initiative, which has been running for the last year.
WeAreDotDotDot allows schools to connect their pupils with digital learning platforms which are then linked to digital companies in the area. This will provide startups with access to local talent and fantastic job opportunities for young people from the London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Islington, pivotal to the continued growth of the Tech City cluster.
The recent Connecting Tech City report from Centre for London documented the boom in digital startups in the East London area over the last 10 years; the need for a better way for youg people to engage in digital businesses and opportunities; and digital learning platforms which aim to provide the skills necessary for young people to work with young companies. WeAreDotDotDot was launched following the recommendations from the report and is supported by Centre for London, Tech City UK and the GLA.
In November, Tech City UK launched Digital Business Academy which provides free courses to anyone in the UK on how to start, run or grow a digital business. Course content is provided by world-leading institutions UCL and Cambridge University Judge Business School and grass-roots knowledge experts Founder Centric. Digital Business Academy – one of the programmes featured on WeAreDotDotDot – recently hit 13,000 users and to mark this milestone launched a video showing the experience of users:
Our DBA users featured in the video show exactly why WeAreDotDotDot is such a valuable asset to the East London community – their testimonies showing how provision of online learning tools can provide valuable opportunities to help entrepreneurs accelerate their business ideas.