Carla Harris has been promoted to a permanent role as Operations Director at Digital Jersey. In this new role, Carla will be responsible for developing the Digital Jersey Hub, skills development and meet–ups, establishing Digital Jersey’s skills development programme and launching new membership and sponsorship programmes.
Carla has worked as a project manager for Digital Jersey for the last five months, coordinating the successful launch of the Coding Programme, a six month vocational course targeted at meeting the needs of the digital sector. The syllabus was developed in collaboration with industry to develop the skills necessary for entry-level roles. The course for the first cohort of 14 students involves a mixture of classroom-based activity, commercial projects, self-taught study and 1:1 support from mentors within the digital sector.
Carla’s previous roles include Communications Manager for Jersey Finance Limited and Project Manager for the States of Jersey Economic Development Department, where she was responsible for education, skills and training initiatives in Jersey including the launch of the Jersey Undergraduate Internship programme and the Jersey Enterprise Awards.
Paul Masterton, Chairman of Digital Jersey, commented:
“I am delighted that Carla will be joining our team. Her expertise and experience will strengthen Digital Jersey’s resource and increase our ability to support growth in the sector. Carla’s work in developing our Coding Programme has already demonstrated what she can bring to the team and I’m confident she will make a major contribution.”
Carla Harris, Director of Digital Jersey commented:
“Having worked on several projects now with Digital Jersey, I am delighted to be joining in a permanent role. It is exciting to be a part of an industry that is innovative, collaborative and evolving rapidly. I feel strongly that Digital Jersey is fulfilling an increasingly important role in Jersey.”