Science firms get funding to boost ICT skills

June 2004
IT Training;Jun2004, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that more than 6,000 people employed by companies involved in bioscience and e-science in North Yorkshire will soon have access to advanced ICT courses. The North Yorkshire Learning and Skills Council has awarded a £ 200,000 contract to the University of York to develop the courses. The council canvassed local businesses last autumn and found that 48 per cent wanted more training for their staff. The funding comes from the Yorkshire Forward regional development agency, which is keen to promote the bioscience and e-science sectors as it feels these are crucial to the regional economy.


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