The new National Skills Academy for IT, which aims to address the development of IT professionals in the UK, has launched its website.

Created by sector skills council e-skills, the new organisation is backed by 15 major employers including Accenture, BT, HP, IBM, Logica, Microsoft and Oracle.

Individuals, employers and training providers will be able to register their interest on the website, which will provide information about qualifications, education and training courses for IT professionals.

IT training organisations will also be able to use the website to find out how they can become licensed National Skills Academy delivery partners.

Karen Price, chief executive at e-skills UK, said: "The National Skills Academy for IT will offer a unique opportunity for employers to take collective responsibility for the skills of the IT workforce."

The academy formally launches in autumn. People interested in getting involved with the academy can register their by clicking here.