Digital Skills Gap

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Digital Skills Gap in Canada – There is little common understanding of the actual skills or knowledge that contribute to the skills gap

Digital skills are increasingly in demand across many industries. Recent industry reports argue that a shortage of people in the workforce skilled in information and communications technology (ICT) is inhibiting the growth of innovative companies around the world. Some argue that in Canada, this global challenge is exacerbated by Canadian firms’ historically tendency to adopt … Continue reading

The Digital Skills Gap in UK – Nearly one in five Millenials in the modern workplace are perceived to be lacking in analytical skills

The shortage of digital skills in the current marketplace is unprecedented. It is estimated that over 4.4 million IT jobs will be created around Big Data by 2015; however, only a third of these new jobs will be filled. Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital inclusion champion, believes over 16 million people in the UK … Continue reading

Hiring Tech Apprentices in UL – Overcoming the barriers

This report comprises the outcomes in the first in a series of research activities that the Tech Partnership will be running during 2016 which explores employers’ perceptions about digital/ tech/ IT apprenticeships. This research was designed to elicit employer responses to why they have or have not yet taken digital apprentices in their organisations. Those … Continue reading

Digital Skills in UK – Failing to address its digital skills shortage

A report from the Digital Skills Committee, released this month, has explored how the UK is currently failing to address its digital skills shortage.  Given that digital is undeniably the future, this is an important issue. Digital skills are shaping the future of the UK, as they have a direct impact on people’s productivity. Studies … Continue reading

The Graduates Digital Skills Gap

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, 96% of university chief academic officers believe their graduates have the requisite skills to enter the workforce. However, only 11% of business leaders agree. Moreover, a report from Bentley University found that 61% of business industry decision-makers give colleges a C grade or lower on … Continue reading

The Digital Skills Gap – IT can only improve performance with the right training

You’d think that with the advance of emerging computer, nano, mobile — and now yes, even wearable — technologies, individual productivity would be soaring. Instead, of the more than 200 million adults in the US digital workforce, only one in ten consider themselves ‘very proficient’ with the digital tools they use every day. And research … Continue reading

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