New academies to tackle serious digital skills gap in UK | Andrew Robertson – EDU

This article was originally published on Microsoft News Centre UK.

A series of new academies will be opened to tackle the serious digital skills gap across the UK, amid demand from companies for more computer-literate staff.
Five Microsoft and Risual academies are to be unveiled across the UK, with the first located in Derby, as part of a partnership with IT services company Risual and a select group of colleges.
It comes after Go.on, an organisation that encourages people to use technology, found that 23% of adults in the UK – an estimated 12.6 million – lack the five basic digital…

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