Website identifying skills shortages in East Midlands wins award for DMU and Chamber

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East Midlands Chamber and De Montfort University (DMU) have picked up a prestigious Leicestershire Innovation award for development of a groundbreaking new website to highlight skills gaps in the region.

Insight Unlocked embraces AI and open-access data which is helping FE colleges plug skills gaps by identifying supply and demand for different types of roles.   The product is the result of collaboration between the university and East Midlands Chamber, through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and has supported development of the Department for Education funded Local Skills Improvement Plan for Leicester and Leicestershire.

Professor David Rae of DMU worked alongside East Midlands Chamber Data Analytics Manager Harsh Shah in creating the new software which won the Innovation in Education and Community award at the event at Loughborough University on 20th March. 

Harsh Shah said:

“It was fantastic to be part

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