Wednesday June 3, 2020

Think you have tech skills? Think again

Despite the digital transformation of the workplace - and indeed of life in general - IT user skills still lag. The Irish Computer Society hopes to change this, offering training to school students and office staff, writes Jason Walsh

25th August, 2019
Tom O’Sullivan, deputy chief executive of the Irish Computer Society: ‘Everyone needs digital skills; every job is a digital job’

T here can be few people today who don’t encounter information technology in the workplace. Of course, offices started to transform in the 1980s but today everyone, from shop assistants to bar staff, will use a computing device at some point during the working day. Indeed, with the mobile revolution in full flow, even lorry drivers, on-site construction workers and sole-trader plumbers will find themselves logging on.

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