A payments firm, with a base in Dalgety Bay, has joined forces with Fife Council to tackle the digital skills gap with a new fintech initiative.

 

Fife Council has teamed up with payments firm, Ingenico to create a Fintech Consortium to tackle the digital skills gap.

 

The Fife Fintech Consortium is headed up by Ingenico and involves technology companies of various sizes with an aim to educate and encourage local young people to learn about the industry.

 

Fife Council’s Convener of Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee Cllr Altany Craik commented: “The opportunities being created here will help avoid a potential skills gap and give people the qualifications and skills they need to work in this industry. It’s a fantastic example of different sectors working together for everyone’s benefit.”

 

Matt Kennedy software development manager at Ingenico who is heading up the Fintech Consortium said: “With the support of Fife Council, the consortium is a great vehicle for local fintech companies to collaborate positively on common areas of interest such as funding, education and building a larger talent pool within Fife Fintech.”

 

Fife Council is also hosting a careers event on September 17 at Scotland’s national Fintech Festival with speakers from Sainbury’s bank, Ingenico, Renovite and Strathclyde University.

Book a place here.

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