With technology evolving at such a fast pace, the need to up skill people of all ages with the expertise they need to grow and thrive within the digital industry is essential.
It is part of the Government’s ambitions to ensure that everybody has the skills they need to prosper in a digitally driven economy. More than four million free digital skills training opportunities will be created as part of a Digital Strategy, to enable Britain to be the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business, as well as ensuring the digital economy works for everyone.
An exciting new Digital Skills Partnership will see the Government, businesses, charities and organisations coming together, to ensure that people have the right skills for the jobs in their area and are aware of all the digital training opportunities on offer. This Government led initiative will help both businesses and individuals.
Businesses have played an important role developing the strategy. To capitalise on these new relationships and deliver a thriving, outward looking digital economy, the strategy also sets out plans to empower businesses and deliver world class connectivity.
The Government has taken the lead and has committed to help people who lack core digital skills to access training free of charge. The strategy builds on this by establishing a Digital Skills Partnership and, as part of the Digital Strategy, the Government has secured partnerships with Google, Lloyd’s Banking Group, Barclays Bank, British Telecom (BT) and Hewlett Packard.
The Government has clearly and openly stated its main aims:
- Skills, infrastructure and innovation at the heart of new strategy to support Britain’s world-leading digital economy.
- Includes a new Digital Skills Partnership and bold new pledges for millions of free digital training opportunities.
- Backs the UK digital sectors to invest for the long term and includes measures to help all businesses harness the productivity benefits of digital innovation.
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