In 2020, we have three national partners in the UK: Good Things Foundation, Prodigy Learning, and UpSkill Digital. Read about their activities below:
Good Things Foundation has been involved in the campaign since its very beginning. The campaign itself was inspired by their Get Online Week run in the UK by the Foundation and their Online Centres Network.
Good Things Foundation is proud to support ALL DIGITAL Week and encourage their community network of 4,000 Online Centres to represent the UK in a Europe-wide digital inclusion movement.
With more than 11.9 million people in the UK alone still without all the digital skills they need to make the most of the internet, campaigns like ALL DIGITAL Week – and the Good Things-managed Get Online Week – can play a vital role in reaching those in need.
The UK’s leading digital inclusion charity will be shouting about the importance of ALL DIGITAL Week to all their audiences through email and social media channels. Additionally, they’ll be sharing stories of people who have seen the benefit that improved digital skills can have, thanks to work Good Things Foundation has in communities across the country.
They’ll also be encouraging their 4,000 centres to deliver events during the week and register them as part of the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign. There are thousands of Online Centres around the UK, covering the most deprived areas of the country. Centres range from libraries to community centres, learning services to GP practices, and churches to social housing providers. One thing they all have in common is that they’re all working hard to tackle digital and social exclusion by providing people with the skills and confidence they need. A friendly face, a hot drink and non-judgemental support are available when you walk through the door at any Online Centre.
In 2019, Good Things Foundation held their 13th Get Online Week campaign in the UK and the 2nd campaign in Australia. Over 1,100 organisations registered as a Get Online Week event holders and held 3,967 events in the UK alone. They will be reengaging with organisations who took part in Get Online Week last year, and up to over 28,000 could be reached by the campaign in the UK.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodthingsfoundation/
- Twitter: @GoodThingsFdn @Online_Centres
- LinkedIn: Good Things Foundation
- Instagram: @GoodThingFoundation
Contact: Danielle Garwood
Increasing employability with future-ready Microsoft Digital Skills Certifications
Prodigy Learning will run a campaign, which involves close to 100 Testing Centres across the UK & Ireland.
Prodigy Learning is an All Digital Week partner for the second time; in 2019 they were the Irish National partner, and this year they expand the activities to the UK as well. Prodigy Learning is a multi-award winning global EdTech business providing digital skills certifications and learning solutions for Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft and other technologies. These IT certifications deliver job-ready skills, improving employability for students and productivity for employees. Prodigy was established in 2000 and now has offices in Dublin, Ireland, London, UK, Sydney, Australia and New York, USA.
Building on success from 2019, testing centres across the UK & Ireland will open and run Test Fest’s across ALL DIGITAL WEEK, where they open up their testing lab and offer hundreds of Microsoft Certification Exams to all learners. Microsoft Certification equips learners with proof of job-ready skills, allowing them to stand out to prospective employers and increase employability.
Running a day/week of Test Fests gives students the opportunity to test their digital skills and earn globally, industry-recognised certification from Microsoft to add to their CV’s and LinkedIn profiles. Testing Centres taking part include Schools, Colleges, Universities in Higher and Further Education.
Prodigy plans to involve 2,000 people in campaign activities.
Fantastic prizes will be given to those Test Centres that deliver largest volume of exams. Prizes will also be given to candidates each day from 23-29th March who earn highest score in quickest time and share their success on social with #alldigitalweek hashtag and @AllDigitalEU
LinkedIn: @Prodigy Learning
Contact: Ms Aisling Ni Cheallaigh
Empowering individuals at SCALE with skills for the Digital Age
UpSkill Digital is the UK campaign partner for the second time in 2020.
UpSkill Digital is a digital skills training and transformation agency, working with its partners to deliver globally scalable and localised training programs. From face-to-face workshops, webinars and expert masterclasses to blended digital transformation programmes, UpSkill Digital empowers people to improve their skills, grow their careers and create new opportunities through the use of technology.
During the All Digital Week 2020, UpSkill Digital will deliver in-person training at 100 events across universities, public libraries, job expos and business events, helping to upskill over 6,000 people with the necessary skills for their job and business success in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the EU.
UpSkill Digital supports programmes such as Grow with Google, Google Safety, Google Cloud AI, BT Work Ready and the Lloyds Bank Academy, amongst many others that aim to provide free digital skills training to help Europeans find a job, develop their career or grow a business.
Soft and technical skills
UpSkill Digital has provided a range of courses covering soft and technical skills that are critical in the digital age. Training courses include employability skills using digital platforms, AI for leadership, remote working using Microsoft Teams, collaborating with Office 365, growing your business online with eCommerce and many other hands-on courses with the delivery options of on-site or online.
Global reach. Local coaches
UpSkill Digital has built a worldwide network of charismatic certified digital trainers and hands-on digital consultants. Through our train-the-trainer programs, the agency empowers both technical and non-technical experts to better educate and empower learners globally with localised content.
Designing a learning experience that sticks
UpSkill has the expertise to design learning experiences that truly inspire behavioural change and provide new skills. From short sessions and multi-day learning programmes to global curriculums adapted for local markets, the agency develops in-person and online courses and content suited to every business needs.
Contact: Donatas Gricius
- Report on the campaign by UpSkill Digital
- Plans for the campaign led by Good Things Foundation and UpSkill Digital
- Report on ALL DIGITAL Week activities in the UK