After working closely and supporting the Digital Skills Foundation over a number of years, we are delighted to be hosting the launch of the Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy with a panel discussion on 'Addressing the Digital Skills Gap'.
The Hon. Minister for Digital & Financial Services Albert Isola will officially open the Academy followed by an introduction from Stewart Harrison Founding Trustee of the Foundation. Join us on 7th October at the 4 pm to hear from private sector and education experts on this extremely important initiative for Gibraltar.
The Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy has made closing that gap the priority. Having signed a number of vocational partnerships with companies like Bland Group and Comtact it will ensure academy learners get a practical and real life educational journey. The Academy has been very kindly sponsored by Europort who have provided the premises for no rent for the next three years. All profits made will go directly back into the Foundation and used to provide even better training opportunities at the Academy and giving back to those who need it most. The EV Foundation supports some of the worst off in our society and we are proud to support this very worthwhile cause in committing to ensure every child in Gibraltar has access to technology using both our connections in the technology industry and purchasing equipment too.
4:00 pm Arrival & Drinks
4:30 pm Hon. Minister for Financial & Digital Services Albert Isola - Opening
4:35 pm Academy Introduction Stewart Harrison
4:40 pm Cybersecurity Challenge UK
4:45 - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion with Nicholas Gaggero Bland Group CEO, Nadine Collado Director of Professional Development & Continuing Education at the University of Gibraltar, Dominic List Serial Tech Entrepreneur. CEO & Founder of Comtact and Sam Buxton CEO at Digital Asset Management Ltd
**Make sure to register promptly, space is limited only 40 tickets are available**
We look forward to our discussion panel and their insights into such a complex and widespread issue which is the technology skills gap.
About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month
This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.
In addition to this event, you can also view Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month events taking place across our global startup community here or register for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit here.