Bridging the Gap
There is a digital skills gap in the UK, the Digital Skills Foundation aims to help bridge that gap, through training, coaching and experience.
With an ever-growing demand for digital skills, you could be one of the future stars of digital enterprises. Every business will have the need for employees with digital skills, and we have the tools to help you.
Over 0.5 million young people unemployed
According to BBC’s Basic Online Research, 20% (10.5 million) UK adults do not have basic online skills. Of the 10.5 million, 73% (7.7million are offline) and 27% (2.8 million) are online.
23% of UK Small and Medium Enterprises do not have the required basic digital skills expected of their employees.
‘We are in a Digital Skills Crisis. An estimated 5.8 million people have never used the internet at all, and the Digital Skills Gap is costing the UK economy an estimated £63 billion a year in lost additional GDP,’ House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee. ‘We should be prepared to play a more collaborative role with communities and local authorities in initiatives to raise digital skills in local SMEs.’
It’s about your future
The digital age is smashing all of our preconceived notions about the future. The skills gap in enterprises will only widen as time goes on and many people are without the necessary skills to be successful in 21st century work. By learning digital skills, you can future-proof your job prospects and find the path to a rewarding career. It’s an opportunity that’s here now, and it will only grow more so throughout this century.
It’s about opportunity
Digiskills is all about giving people the digital skills to compete in the modern world. We want to help you find your inner talents and interests, give apprenticeships for those who are looking to become more digitally savvy, and provide a place where our students can become their own boss while still learning new things.