OCN London is a national not-for-profit organisation that creates and awards qualifications. We work in partnership with educators, training providers, charities and employers to help transform people’s lives through learning. Our mission is to help create a fairer society where everyone, whatever their educational background, has an opportunity to benefit from learning, realise their potential and fulfil their goals.
Our focus is on providing opportunities for people - many of them ‘second chance’ learners who have missed out on traditional education - to progress and achieve their goals. This is at the heart of our mission. We understand the power of learning to transform organisations, empower communities and help people to grow.
OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (@OCNNI) has announced that due to high numbers of entries they are extending the nomination deadline to their annual Learning Endeavour Awards to 12 noon on Friday the 2nd April.
The UK is facing a digital skills crisis. We will need 1.2 million new technical and digitally skilled people by 2022 to meet rising demand from employers. Looking further ahead, within 20 years predictions are that 90 per cent of all jobs will require some element of digital skills. Yet, up to 12.6 million of the adult population lack the basic digital skills they need to benefit from the online world and one in 10 adults (that’s nearly six million) have never used the internet.