Find out more about the story and the mission behind Digital Innovators
Digital Innovators supports young people and employers by providing the skills, confidence and experience needed to meet current and future business needs.
We help young people and those not currently in education, employment or training, access career opportunities by providing them with the confidence, self-belief, leadership and digital skills to help them stand out from the crowd.
To enable young people to be the best they can be.
To provide alternative pathways to employment.
To inspire and nurture confidence to unlock potential.
To help young people achieve their career ambitions.
Our story began when founder, Mick Westman, retired from his successful career at BT. A more relaxed life beckoned, with perhaps a bit of management training and consultancy to keep him occupied.
However, after speaking to a number of different businesses about their struggles to find talent, and after visiting Solihull College & University Centre to talk to their team about the challenges students were facing as a result of being “different” – Mick’s passion to help young people was ignited. Instead of slowing down, Mick has been the powerhouse behind a plan to give as many young people as possible the chance to be the best they can be – and solve the UK’s ongoing skills crisis as a result.
Following a successful pilot with the college, Digital Innovators was born and has since gone from strength to strength. In 2021, we also formed Digital Innovators West Midlands Community Interest Company to further facilitate collaboration between young people and businesses in the West Midlands.
What do we do?
We work with education providers and community organisations to deliver our skills programme which is designed to enhance employability skills in young people
We facilitate collaboration between young people in the region and employers of all sizes through live work projects to produce tangible business improvements
We enable young people to become the best version of themselves that they can be and provide access to meaningful employment opportunities
We build confidence
We collaborate and innovate
We unlock potential
Find out more about Digital Innovators
Whether you are a young person, an education provider, or a business, we would love to hear from you. There are many ways to get involved with the work we do at Digital Innovators!