Spider-Man partnership sees Vodafone and Sony Pictures aim to encourage digital skills

Vodafone and Sony Pictures have joined forces with the aim to help youngsters find jobs that match their skills.

The partnership will leverage the soon to-be released 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' to encourage people to explore Vodafone’s gamified digital platform, Future Jobs Finder and identify their skills and the jobs best suited for them.

Users will need to take a series of short tests to identify their skills and interests. They can then find live local job opportunities in multiple digital industries which are matched to their skills and access free digital skills training.

As part of the partnership, a video featuring the star of the film, Shameik Moore has been developed. where he is seen talking about how his teachers said he’d never be an actor when he was at school. He then takes the Future Jobs Finder test to discover what digital job he’s suited for.

Andre Seddoh, vice president, International Marketing Partnerships at Sony Pictures, said: “By teaming up with Vodafone we can engage with audiences using the inspirational power of this game-changing movie while also helping Vodafone to connect young people with digital jobs and free digital skills training.”

Joakim Reiter, director of external affairs at Vodafone Group said: “Future Jobs Finder has been specifically designed to help young adults make a connection between their skills and digital careers they may never have thought of.

"Together we can harness the power of technology, and the excitement around the movie, to engage with young people to help them realise their potential and play a role in closing the digital skills gap.”

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