It’s official – the UK is experiencing a digital skills crisis.
The UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills by 2017 and with the skills gap costing the economy around £63bn a year in lost income – urgent action is needed.This is of particular importance to the Millennial generation (born 1980- 2000) who are expected to make up over a third of the global workforce by 2020.
This generation have grown up with technology, ubiquitous mobile phones, social media, intelligent computer games and now virtual reality – digital is second nature to them. But despite their dexterity, this generation are consumers of digital technology rather than creators. The fact remains that there is a serious shortage of the digital skills required by employers in the workplace today.