How can we maximise the impact of tech interventions in schools?
Head of TechFuture Karine Barsam looks at the latest research on engaging young people in STEM, and how programme variety could be the key success.
Parents - still need convincing about digital apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships have changed enormously over the last decade, yet many parents continue to believe that apprenticeships don’t offer the same opportunities as university. Anthony Impey of Optimity sets the record straight.
Enhancing lives with basic digital skills and Get Digital
In this personal blog, Matt Oliver, from the Tech Partnership, brings to life the reality of digital inclusion and how it can enhance our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
Why we exist
The digital economy is a great success story. Digitisation is changing every business in every sector in the UK today. Not only does the digital industry directly contribute £100 billion a year to the UK economy, it's also key to innovation across the economy, underpinning growth, business competitiveness and public service improvement. Digital also drives job growth: 1.8 million people are employed in the UK digital workforce, a rise of 28% over the past decade.
But the digital economy faces a big challenge...
A shortage of skills is preventing businesses and workers from fulfilling their potential in a digital sector.
What’s more, too few young people – especially girls – are attracted by digital careers.
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