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Sage’s £1.4 million ‘transformative’ investment to tackle digital skills gap

Sage’s £1.4 million ‘transformative’ investment to tackle digital skills gap

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The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has welcomed the landmark investment by Sage, a leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, hailing the ‘transformational’ three-year programme, which will transform 90,000 young lives in the north-east over the next five years.

Sage’s partnerships with Newcastle United Foundation and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will make Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers a new reality for schoolchildren, teenagers and young adults through inspiring learning experiences. This is critical to addressing the pressing need to upskill the next generation, providing them with life-changing digital skills to properly equip them for the careers of the future.

A third partnership with the National Innovation Centre for Data, based at Newcastle University, will provide computer science students with opportunities to solve real-world problems with a focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. The partnership will pair Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with Sage’s engineering and AI experts, offering them valuable career insights and learning experiences, as well as exposing them to career opportunities to retain their skills in the north-east.

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