Forsberg are proud to be collaborating with fellow Lancaster based businesses Like Technologies, Milliamp TechnologiesOTAQRinicom and Northern HiTech in forming a consortium to develop specialist electronic engineering skills in our area.

The project, known as Tech Lancaster, is the first of its kind in the UK and one of fourteen to receive funding from a £3 million joint venture between UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP).

The fund will be utilised to provide employer led, top-up technical training in and around the Lancaster area for both existing and prospective staff, with participants who finish the scheme guaranteed interviews at consortia companies. The training will include distance learning modules (MOOCs) and workshop/lab based tuition to help candidates gain industry specific skills (such as IPC certification) to get them work ready for local employers in the electronics and tech sector. The consortia will be working in conjunction with Lancaster and Morecambe College and other partners to deliver the scheme.

Giving back to our community and putting Lancaster on the map

Forsberg have always strived to support our local community and see this initiative as an opportunity to increase accessibility to skilled jobs for local people in the technology and electronics sector.

Interested in a career in electronics or technology?

Applications for the study programme are open! Whatever your background, if you love electronics and technology Tech Lancaster are ready to welcome your application. Apply here.