What is Tech Lancaster?

We are an industry-led outreach and training organisation based in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Tech Lancaster aims to support gaining new talent into our regional electronics and technology companies, also called the Electech sector. We also want to support those already in the industry by offering further learning and providing help.

Our first Electronics Skills Programme was a local pilot for the new UK Government Lifetime Skills Guarantee educational framework. The announcement came at the start of 2021 and the courses rolled-out in the Spring of 2021. This pilot – known as the Fast Track Fund – was a 12 week intensive “Bootcamp” project. The aim was to provide a stepping stone into the electronics and digital sectors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. People of all ages and all levels of experience were welcome and attended the course. Our first training cohort led the way for technical Bootcamps in electronics and Electech across the UK, and was reported in national media.

We are now continuing our journey and are running further bootcamp format training programmes in electronics, Electech and associated industries.

Industry-Led Skills Expertise

Our innovative industry-led training was initially created to address the sector’s skills gap in Lancaster, Morecambe and the wider Lancashire and Greater Manchester region. However, we are now supporting other nearby geographic areas with our activities. We are not your average training provider but instead are an industry-led, skills and people-focused organisation. Experienced engineers and technologists run the courses to make sure the material we provide is relevant and valuable. We support the Electech career prospects of those both in and out of employment. We provide flexible learning via our bespoke online platform and guided lab/workshop (both physical and video conference based).

According to InnovateUK, the electronics and Electech sector already generates 6% of UK economic output (by GDP) and supports over 1 million jobs. The sector offers stable employment and is well paid and fulfilling. With an ever-increasing need for technology development, we need more highly skilled people to help us grow. The need for skilled people is especially high in the North-West of the UK.

Take a look at some of our example job roles to see if the sector could be right for you now or in the future. If you are currently looking for a change in direction, now could be the time for you to discover an exciting new career in the global electronics industry!

Tech Lancaster’s Mission

Drawing upon the Lancaster’s proud industrial heritage, our mission is to strengthen Lancashire’s reputation as a center of excellence for electronics design and manufacture as well as supporting skills development beyond Lancashire. By building a workforce that is first class, highly skilled, and eager to learn we can drive forward this mission. We aim to make a big difference to underemployed groups in the North West of England, as well as those facing employment difficulties due to Covid19 and economic pressures. We are committed to challenging perceptions, encouraging diversity, and increasing accessibility.

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Set in the backdrop of the impressive Ashton Memorial with hacienda classical playing in the background, the Lancashire Tech Summit was truly an experience not to be missed.

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The Electronics Industry Awards

We have been nominated @ The Electronics Industry Awards We are very proud and honoured to have been listed alongside some of the world’s biggest names in electronics

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