Learning should be a lifelong process and everyone has a right to improve their skills
The UK government wants to spread opportunity in education by providing people with what they need, when they need it, in a place they can reach.
IBM is part of a major initiative to improve skills. The Institute of Coding consortium has more than 60 universities, businesses, and industry experts, with a budget of £20 million from the government to equip people of all ages and backgrounds with the skills that will drive economic growth.
It's a key part of the UK government’s efforts to improve digital skills across all sections of the UK. It's not just for students at university or in apprenticeships for technical skills. It also includes communications, emotional intelligence, managing change, problem solving, and critical thinking.
We are working with key universities to get industry accreditation into undergraduate and masters programmes, governed by a new co-designed industry standard. We've run design thinking sessions for stakeholders, and have proposals based upon IBM’s portfolio of Analytic and Cognitive offerings.
Talk to us at the Festival about how we're working with the Industry Advisory Board to help people who want to add to their current mix of skills, take the first steps towards a career in the digital economy, or extend the specialist knowledge that they already have.