2016 has been a fantastic year for RAW Digital Training as we continue to grow in all areas of Digital Skills. We have developed new partnerships with a range of organisations to allow us to diversify what we offer, and who we offer it to. We have been involved in some fantastic projects including content creation for government, up skilling unemployed young people and delivering our training in a number of new formats including webinar and e-learning.
Alongside all of this we have also been recognised by our industry peers through the nomination and award of some truly amazing honours. First of all at the beginning of 2016 our MD, Joanna Wake, was highly commended at the prestigious Women in IT awards. The Women In IT Awards recognise outstanding achievements of women in the IT industry, the awards are supported by trade associations, politicians and companies of all sizes and sectors. Just 16% of the IT industry is made up of women and this is decreasing, the awards aim to identify much-needed role models for girls, Joanna definitely fits this criteria! The awards are a fantastic way to recognise women’s achievements in such a male dominated industry. We have also recently found out that Joanna has again been nominated for the 2017 Women in IT awards, so watch this space……!
We were then astonished to be included on the Digital Leaders 100 2016 list! The Digital Leaders 100, is a digital leaders programme which recognises individuals and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across the public, private and non-profit sectors. Ten independent judges chose us to be finalists in the Digital Inclusion and Skills Initiative of the Year category. The entire Digital Leader 100 list is full of national and global brands of the likes of BBC Digital, ASOS, Channel 4 and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved. To be one of the three companies representing the North East alongside GCSEPod and Lostbox was a real honour.