Digital Skills

Building Digital Skills

Cultivating the skills required to achieve these improvements highlights the importance of other Scottish initiatives such as CodeClan.

As described in this blog, RoS undertakes a program of ‘Developing the Developers’, building skills across essential functions such as Agile Scrum masters, UX design and Business Analysis, and have sourced some of these talented individuals by recruiting CodeClan graduates.

Education – A Bold Plan

Today Nicola also announced the 2017 – 18 Programme for Government, a bold plan to shape Scotland for this future.

As reported by Hollyrood Magazine, Education is a headline theme for this initiative. And for good reason, Scotland faces significant challenges that present hurdles in the path of this vision.

Scottish school literacy rates are dropping, and as SVCO reports nearly a quarter of Scottish adults lack basic digital literacy skills. The CBI says Scottish pupils are leaving school without the skills required for the modern workplace.

Holyrood’s interview with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Employability and Training, highlights the type of work they have been undertaking to identify and meet the needs of the workforce, in particular highlighting the role of digital skills:

“We need to make sure that our population is tech-savvy and equipped to be embracing those opportunities that that sector will increasingly provide in the future. – Nationwide digital learning

Our contribution to this campaign will be the launch of the Digital Scot Academy.