Kerry Harrison
Digital Skills Partnership Coordinator
Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership

Kerry leads the award-winning Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP), a trailblazer set up in conjunction with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, which was the first in the country. The LDSP aims to bring together public, private and third sector organisations to address the digital skills needs of Lancashire and works across all the themes of the Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework including the future workforce, skilled and productive workforce and the inclusive workforce. Lately this has included a strong focus on cyber due to the imminent arrival of the National Cyber Force to Lancashire. Kerry has recently completed a Senior Leadership Apprenticeship including an Executive MBA where her research focused on how to make co-working spaces for digital and tech businesses more diverse and inclusive environments. Prior to this, she has worked within education for over 20 years, starting as a PE teacher in a Lancashire high school before moving to be an Assistant Headteacher in St Helens. After several years on the St Helens School Improvement Team, focused on curriculum Development and innovation, she moved to a role in a successful Lancashire FE College as a Curriculum Manager across a range of A Level, FE and HE provision, as well as a Learning Technologist and staff development trainer. In her spare time, she is Assistant County Commissioner – Explorer Scouts in West Lancashire Scout County and likes to keep active walking her dog and has even learnt to tap dance.

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