The LBAcademy Hub is a launchpad for digital entrepreneurs. Through our relationships with specialist partners, we provide a one-stop shop facility for auxiliary services – Accelerators, Co-working space, Investors etc. We can guide you through the maze of the tech ecosystem to build a platform that will sustain your business.
We provide coaching by industry leaders and opportunities for business growth with workshops, providing expertise and market entry support to entrepreneurs, both on a local and global scale. We also have a focus on emerging technologies, working with business in this sector to implement their business model.
How We Can Help
Digital Skills Programmes
More needs to be done around developing skills in early adulthood, specifically we need programmes to teach digital skills. This should be inclusive and include those who want to shift careers into tech.
Emerging tech which includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Analytics has led to a displacement of low skill jobs and there needs to be an emphasis on ‘Life Long Learning’ to upskill.
Centres of Excellence are:
►Good Things Foundation – delivering the Future Digital Inclusion programme, funded by the Department for Education.
►Skills for Tomorrow – launched by BT empowering people with the skills needed for a better tomorrow.
►Digital Business Academy – provided by Tech Nation to help start, grow or join a digital business.
►Future.Now – a new coalition of leading companies, education providers and charities working in collaboration.
Skills & Talent
Our curriculum for entrepreneurs develops their concepts in the digital hub. We provide access to advice, courses, tools, techniques, training and expertise from our expert partners and professional services organisations. This provides entrepreneurs with knowledge and insight to launch their enterprise.
We will be looking for partnerships with Tech enterprises for resource support and access to learning platforms to include free e-Learning platforms i.e. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) from Educational providers.
Harvey Nash’s Future Skills Programme provides organisations with brilliant software engineers and data specialists, through a unique training programme.
Making use of the UK Government’s apprenticeship levy scheme, they bring high potential talent from outside the sector and build their skills through an unique training and development programme, getting them to work with client’s productively and quickly.
We are developing a learning platform with a range of curriculum for aspiring social intrepreneurs, careers seekers and digital entrepreneurs – all delivered within our digital hub, where people learn to be enterprising and socially innovative.
Technology is shaping our society and culture, and people need to adopt a culture of continual acquired professional & technical skills. We are looking forward to a number of innovative collaborations in the coming year.
We are contributing to the success of other social enterprises working to create and combine sustainable business models with a clear social purpose. Our learning platform will establish LBAcademy to bridge the digital skills gap and we will be growing our ecosystem .