Technology is fundamental in today’s workforce, and most companies have undergone significant digital transformations in order to not be left behind. This digitalisation has created fears that jobs will be replaced by machines, but in fact, according to The World Economic Forum, by 2022 it is estimated that emerging technologies will generate 133 million new jobs in place of the 75 million that will be displaced. Therefore, the amount of jobs is not the issue, but rather the skills that people have. This is because as new technologies are introduced, the demand for constantly evolving digital skills is heightening.
The impact of #COVID_19 on the UK’s education system is already astronomical, but a critical part of the ecosystem is being ignored by the media and governments alike: #Apprenticeships
What needs to be done to protect these key members of the workforce?
#CoronaCrisis - The impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s education system is already astronomical, but a critical part of the ecosystem is being largely ignored by the media and governments alike: Apprenticeships.
The first week of February was #NationalApprenticeshipWeek in England, and 2-6 Mar in Scotland #ScotAppWeek20 - but you may be surprised to hear that, as the MD of an #Apprenticeships department at Firebrand training, I believe the week was a wasted opportunity.
Firebrand Training has been awarded a place on the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) framework for apprenticeship training providers. The new contract will provide public sector businesses with award-winning IT training to support the pipeline of exceptional digital talent for the UK.
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