Skills Development Workshops

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The ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme offered fully-funded courses until December 2023. This was possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, Inspire and the Workers’ Educational Association.

The programme positively impacted all those who took part. Nadia Saleh attended a range of courses with the aim of learning more about data and being able to view it as an opportunity rather than a restriction. She was able to learn more about data analysis and apply these skills to her business. After attending the STEM courses, Nadia has been able to continue her CPD and engage in various networking opportunities. 

Nadia Saleh attending a networking event at the University of Derby.

I had only considered data in the context of GDPR; I hadn't thought about how data management could improve my business offering too. The workshops made me see data as more of an opportunity rather than a restriction. I also learned more about data analysis and the online communities that I could learn from.

Nadia Saleh
Entrepreneur and Author

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Other support available 

We have other support on offer to help participants including grants and loans, as well as funded business support programmes. Most of these are aimed at local businesses that want to innovate, grow, de-carbonise or upskill. 

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Innovation Accelerator

The innovation accelerator provide workshops for businesses covering dercabonisation, innovation, challenge-led, capital grants, access to angel and investor for local businesses with the aim to improve their skills.

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