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FREE Digital Skills Support Available To Maldon District Residents

Published on Tuesday, 26th July 2022

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As a partner in the North Essex Economic Board (NEEB), the Council is supporting residents and businesses to improve their digital skills through a range of fully funded courses.

From the basics of understanding and using the Internet to AWS Cloud Practitioner qualification.

As part of the North Essex Economic Board (NEEB), Maldon District Council is supporting residents to improve their digital skills or help them to find work in this growing sector.

A range of bespoke and fully funded digital-skills support and training is available from; We Are Digital, Shaw Trust and Tech Talent Academy.

Cllr Penny Channer, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I am very pleased we are able to work in partnership with our neighbouring authorities to support local residents and businesses in this way. These free digital-skills programmes are a great way to learn the basics or build your knowledge for a future career.”

We Are Digital - Inclusion training aimed at those with little or no IT skills.
Contact 0114 551 2551 or email

Shaw Trust - Training and placements in businesses aimed at residents recently unemployed or redundant due to Covid-19.
Contact: Jo McKechnie on 07850 775 035 or

Tech Talent Academy - Certified courses for those with an existing basic knowledge of IT

The digital skills programmes are part of a range of support funded by the NEEB partners. This includes a range of business support in areas such as business start-up, importing/exporting and low carbon transformation. For more information visit