/ For teachers

Giving your students the tech advantage

Skills Gap is a career accelerator running expert-led workshops for 15 – 19-year-olds. Our workshops are designed to give students up-to-the-minute insights into the world of tech, AI and machine learning for different careers.

Our goal is to inspire, educate and enable the next generation.

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/Quality workshops

We work with industry experts – academics and professionals with in-depth specialist knowledge of their subject and a passion for sharing it. Our workshops are engaging and hands-on, and students don’t need to have any specialised tech knowledge to take part. We have a review rating from students and parents of 4.89/5 and 100% of them would recommend us.

Students apply independently for our workshops, though there is nothing to stop a school paying for courses if they have the funds to do so.

/Dynamic online learning

Our workshops are delivered live and online to small groups of students. Each workshop includes a practical session to get students working with tech, often using Google Colab or a Jupyter Notebook. A panel Q&A with industry experts also allows students to ask individual questions and get valuable advice on study opportunities, how to build their tech skills and career opportunities.

We work with schools and pupils like yours to share the power and potential of technology

FOR TEACHERS

“Skills Gap courses are ideal for ambitious students who want to be at the forefront of their chosen industry, inspiring them to pursue their interest and guiding them on how to make the most of their tech skills. It’s super to hear back from students who’ve completed courses and been able to confidently and successfully apply for paid internships and work experience as a result.”

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Rebecca Auterson

Head of Careers at Nottingham High School

For Students

“The workshop was engaging thanks to a passionate instructor. A range of potential career paths were opened up me and I was inspired to start taking steps to build the key skills that I'd learnt would be important. Getting the chance to have my questions answered at the Q&A session was also a great learning experience.”

James Liu

St Albans School

Supporting your students

To hear about our latest workshops and events, please sign up for our mailing list or get in touch at hello@skillsgap.tech

/Tech should be for everyone

We offer a number of free bursary places on each of our workshops for students who might not otherwise be able to afford them, and half of these places are reserved for female students. Bursaries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and only one Skills Gap bursary will be granted per student, but there’s no limit on the number of students applying from a single school. If you would like to nominate a student for one of our bursaries, please get in touch.

/Frequently asked questions

Skills Gap is a not-for-profit careers accelerator that runs insightful workshops for young people to give them a competitive edge in their future studies and career. We offer a range of intensive workshops designed specifically for 15-19-year-olds and delivered to small groups by experienced industry experts.

We work with industry experts – our lecturers are academics and professionals with in-depth specialist knowledge of their subject and a passion for sharing it.

Our workshops are delivered online via Zoom to small groups – they are interactive, and always involve a practical, hands-on element and a Q&A session.

No – our workshops have been created with beginners in mind, and are designed to give students an overview of their subject and introduce them to basic tech skills.

Yes, we offer a number of free bursary places for each of our workshops.

To qualify for a sponsored free place on a Skills Gap workshop students must attend a state-maintained school and meet at least one of the following:

  • Current recipient of Free School Meals (FSM) or has been in the last 6 years
  • Have parents or carers with no higher education degree
  • Current recipient of Education Maintenance Allowance or Pupil Premium or has been in the last 6 years
  • Have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) at school
  • Are currently in, or have been, in care

If students would like to apply for a Skills Gap bursary, they should email hello@skillsgap.tech specifying the workshop they would like to attend. Once we’ve received this, we will request an email from a teacher at their school confirming they meet the bursary eligibility criteria & send them a bursary application form

Yes. Please email hello@skillsgap.tech with the student’s name, email address, which workshop they would like to attend & confirm that the student meets the bursary eligibility criteria. We will then send the student a bursary application form.

Yes. We allocate a specific number of bursaries for each workshop – and 50% of these are reserved for female students – so we encourage students to contact us as soon as possible if they would like to apply for a bursary.

Only one Skills Gap bursary will be granted per student.

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech

/ Your student’s future in tech

Our Careers Guide lifts the lid on what employers are looking for. We explore how to build a balanced skills profile that blends qualifications, tech know-how, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset – to give students a competitive advantage.