Digital skills crucial to the success of fourth industrial revolution

Jisc has made clear to government that education providers must adopt a comprehensive digital strategy to prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution.
28 June 2018
UK industrial strategy

The government’s industrial strategy notes that “within two decades, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 23% of adults lack basic digital skills.” Jisc has made clear to government that education providers must adopt a comprehensive digital strategy to prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution.

The Education Select Committee recently launched an inquiry into the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The inquiry is examining how best to prepare young people to take advantage of future opportunities by looking at the digital elements of the school curriculum. It is also looking at the role of lifelong learning and how best to help people climb the career ladder in the future.

See key themes from Jisc’s response and view this item in full on the Jisc news website.