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Sandwell Council deploys platform to build local digital literacy

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Sandwell Council has begun to make a learning platform available to local residents to boost their digital skills.

It has entered a partnership with digital services and consulting company Infosys to use its Springboard platform. This provides content spanning digital learning, emerging technologies and life skills, and involves collaborations with curriculum partners, non-profits and a network of educational institutions.

The company said it should be freely available to residents to help increase digital literacy.

Sandwell’s cabinet member for children and education, Cllr Simon Hackett, said: “Springboard is a fantastic opportunity for Sandwell residents. The opportunity to work alongside a multi-national organisation like Infosys, will equip our enterprises such as, schools, colleges and training providers with the tools needed to increase digital accessibility and help achieve higher aspirations.

“It will also enable our residents to access a wealth of opportunities for future careers and gain greater prosperity for Sandwell.”

The platform was first deployed in a collaboration with Brent Council in 2021.

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