As a Council we have been successfully providing free digital skills sessions to residents to allow them to benefit from the opportunities that being online can bring, with over 1000 residents attending courses in the last 12 months.
This Hack Event will target the younger generation and future workforce. As technology develops it is essential that young people are encouraged to and supported to use technology. The majority of jobs in the future will be digital based with a certain skill set required to succeed such as animation, design in engineering and software development.
This fun coding competition allowed young people in Chorley to develop their skills using technology, speak to digital sector professionals and also to practice team working and problem solving in real life mock up working environment. The event also helped young people to develop STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) essential skills for our future workforce.