From the rate of automation to the future of the office, the future world of work will look and feel very different to today – exactly how, we simply cannot know. In this Comment piece for the Observatory, Vinous Ali, the Head of Policy – Skills, Innovation and Digital Strategy, at techUK reflects on the challenges ahead for all educators and employers.
Digital skills are essential for all sectors of the economy, both to transform traditional businesses and address the productivity gap, as well as to harness the innovative potential of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things. Yet 52% of tech companies report that they have hard-to-fill vacancies and only 17% of the existing tech workforce are female. In this article, Tech Partnership’s Craig Hurring sets out seven ways these degree apprenticeships can transform the tech sector.
The digital revolution is a global one – it has no national boundaries, it is irreversible and it is unstoppable. To fully reap the rewards of this transformation, we must become a nation of digital optimists and arm all our people with the digital skills to embrace and benefit from this revolution.