West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges
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Digital Innovation: FinTech

As the FinTech sector continues to evolve, there is a definite rise in the use of certain technologies, including blockchain, programming skills, AI skills required including data visualisation tools and query languages to support increased growth in mobile payment technology and cloud technology compared to a significant density in the skills gap prevalent in West Yorkshire.

This project will focus on the development of FinTech future skills designed to meet the demand for talent expected to become increasingly competitive with the entry of new employers to the region.

Colleges involved:

By March 2025:

  • Total investment: £550k 
  • Nearly 20 new courses developed levels 3-5
  • Around 200 learners on these new courses and using new equipment