Collective approach will avoid ‘digital skills shortage disaster’

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A recent BBC technology news report highlights a stark disconnect between industry demand for digital skills and the number of young people studying IT (UK ‘heading towards digital skills shortage disaster’).

As a tech employer supporting businesses and government organisations in cloud adoption and digital transformation, we’ve been aware of this growing skills gap for some time. In fact, we set up our own Academy to help clients upskill staff and embrace modern ways of working.

However, re-training people who already work in IT is just one small part of the solution. Action is also needed to help workers without a technology background develop new skills. School leavers need to be presented with a full range of digital training options that could lead to a fulfilling career. And, most importantly of all, we need to find ways to ensure fundamental digital skills are integrated with learning throughout the education cycle – from nursery school to high…


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