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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.

A Higher Skills Ambition for Northern Ireland: Skills for Growth and Social Inclusion

Commissioned by @OCNNI a report by @LearnWorkUK finds Northern Ireland risks slipping further behind other countries in the skills of its workforce 

The seven essential digital survival skills

Digital skills crisis? It’s not just about the economy

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.

Age should not matter. How to address the worrying decline in mature learners

The numbers of mature part-time and full-time learners in higher education has declined by 61 per cent since 2010, according to recent research from the Office of Fair Access (OFFA).

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