The digital revolution is having a profound effect on our lives by dramatically changing the way we live, work and interact with one another. Today, inventions and innovations are happening at speeds which were previously unimaginable, providing new and exciting opportunities for us all.
One such possible solution is one of the world's leading sales and marketing training providers, Professional Academy, who in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute have launched a new digital skill based qualification to plug the gap between traditional and digital marketing skills.
Slipping Through The Net: Are Disadvantaged Young People Being Left Further Behind In The Digital Era?
We know there is so much more to do. There needs to be a collaborative approach between government, businesses and organisations to train young people and provide them with an environment where they feel confident and comfortable online. We must work together to ensure every young person reaps the benefits of the digital age.
Clearly the UK requires digital leadership at the highest level to address some of the issues around the introduction of AI. So, I was pleased to see the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's recent report challenging the Government to put more effort into preparing the country for the impact of AI/robotics.
If the resources are there in tertiary education as well as in schools, what is surely needed now is an increasing focus on initiatives that can continue to make studying relevant computing courses appealing beyond compulsory education.
Our everyday interactions are being transformed by technology. Growing up, I'd meet people face-to-face if I wanted to speak to them; glance at a map if I needed to get somewhere new; and unfold a newspaper if I wanted to know what was happening in the world. Now, everything can be done simply through a mobile phone.
We must teach our children to code - and properly. We need to make understanding technology second nature and explain electronics and technology in the classroom, and to teach them to learn, explore and experiment fearlessly in the digital playground. In an ever evolving digital world, it is this understanding which will secure their future - and open up numerous job opportunities
When we talk about educating students to compete in tomorrow's economy, there's a term that always seems to pop up: the 'skills gap'. It's on the UK government's agenda, but what exactly is the skills gap and what do we need to be doing to prevent the UK workforce from becoming victim to it?
What did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a driver of a big red London bus. I thought that would be the best job in the world. As I got older my thoughts changed slightly.
Though a long tradition it is one that has been proved wrong so many times and perhaps represents a greater threat to our future well-being than the technologies of which it is so fearful.