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.
We must work together to address the basic digital skills issue
Tech Partnership CEO Karen Price shares her optimism and drive for taking forward Doteveryone's work on basic digital skills.
Tech Partnership welcomes progress on basic digital skills
As the Tech Partnership assumes responsibility for the basic digital skills agenda, the UK Basic Digital Skills survey issued today, reveals that over a million more adults have gained basic digital skills in the year since the last survey was conducted.
Basic digital skills
Introducing Get Digital, from the Tech Partnership
Get Digital is the Tech Partnership’s new initiative to ensure everyone has at least a basic level of digital skills. Get Digital supports citizens' digital capabilities as the first step on the ladder to more advanced and specialist technical skills, building on the work of Doteveryone and Go ON UK before it.
Why these skills are important
Unless all citizens have at least a basic level of digital skills the UK will never become the global digital economy it aspires to be. And unless more people develop basic digital skills today we will never fill the skills gap tomorrow. Imagine being unable to send an email, shop or apply for a job online or find the best travel routes.
This is the reality for those that lack basic digital skills including
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