We're Rebooting Our IT, Digital & Creative Sector Group

Paul Coffey

I'm Paul Coffey and I have recently taken on the role as your new sector lead for the Essex Employment and Skills Board in the IT, Digital & Creative sector. Beyond this, I am a Production Director at Coast Digital, a digital agency based in Colchester.

With over 20 years of experience in this industry, I understand how difficult it can be to find people with the right skills to suit your business. One of my aims to help challenge this skills gap is to improve the communication links between the providers of Education and Industry.

As part of our work, we're looking at the sector's recruitment plans for 2017. Please take two minutes to fill in our short survey.

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Connecting Education and Industry

I want to give greater exposure to those with hands on skills and experience to the content of curriculums and courses. Our sector moves quickly with new technology & ways of working. I’m determined to support our colleagues in Education with the very best of our thinking & experience in this changing world, ultimately making sure pupils are well equipped to enter the workplace.

Can you get involved and help make a difference? Details of these programmes can be found in the link below

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