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UK must better harness home grown talent to tackle digital skills crisis, says Taskforce

Antony Savvas | July 25, 2014
Britain faces a growing shortage of digital skills in the economy and must better harness home grown talent to succeed in a "second industrial revolution", the UK Digital Skills Taskforce warns today.

Maggie Philbin, chair of the UK Digital Skills Taskforce, said: "Britain is in the midst of another industrial revolution and only by engendering the spirit that allowed us to thrive so well in the first will we succeed in the second.

"For this to happen we need our young people to see technology and related applied sciences as a future that they can help create. If you have the right skills, if you have the right network, if you have the right attitude, this is a time of opportunity. We have to make sure we equip everyone in the UK for the digital revolution. Not just a fortunate few."

 

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