The UK Government's ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ - what does this mean for data literacy?

Hi all,

The UK government has announced a ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’, offering adults without A-levels a free course, and greater access to vocational skills across the UK. The offering is in response to the Chancellor’s shifting approach to the economic impact of COVID-19, recognising that more people are likely to lose their jobs, and need to upskill to re-enter the job market.

Qlik’s Chief Learning Officer Kevin Hanegan shared his view with Information Age, arguing that its vital digital skills are a priority in the new skills package. He’s said that it’s not just about addressing the immediate need to upskill Britons, but also the long-term task of rebuilding the economy.

https://www.information-age.com/what-the-prime-ministers-lifetime-skills-guarantee-means-for-uk-tech-123491876/

Do you think the UK government’s guarantee will give people the chance to improve their digital skills? How do you think data literacy can play a role for people who are looking for work or need to pivot their careers?

Share your thoughts below! 

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