Support for digital inclusion
LBAcademy (LBA) is an enterprise with a mission for digital inclusion by bridging the digital skills gap with an education innovation hub. Our focus is on education and digital skills and we provide a forum for digital innovation to explore solutions to the capital’s tech talent shortage by working with ecosystem partners.
LBA is a social enterprise, for purpose and not-for-profit, that also provides consultancy with business growth, development and workshops/training services.
We have a community focus on East London, and we have built ties with the Council and various social enterprise to make a positive and lasting impact. We use our network to provide programmes and increase skills and access to employment. For our community services to young people who cannot pay due to their circumstances, we will seek for funding.
Our Business Project Director, Ade Awokoya, trained and registered in the USA as a Chemical Engineer and later qualified as a Microsoft Certified Partner & Prince2 Practitioner. He is a Business Coach who is passionate about supporting founders to build UK tech products and achieve early stage growth. He also provides career & transition coaching within the startup community, where there is a lot of burn out.
As co-Lead TLA Education Working Group, he has the benefit of connecting with members across regions and verticals to share ideas and innovate. Tech London Advocates’ greatest strength is its ability to act as a resource for knowledge and expertise.
LBAcademy works with beneficiaries from charities and community organisations, and Ade currently serves on the Management Committee of Island House Community Centre.
Education and Digital inclusion
Our forums help to bring innovators together, across the tech ecosystem, specifically looking at the education challenge where we envisage how to ensure the relevant digital skills that we are going to need to ensure that London is a vibrant technology city.
We need to emphasis the importance of education and digital skills in terms of building a robust workforce for the future. This is the foundation that’s going to enable us to build a robust tech ecosystem for London and beyond.