Why we must teach digital skills

Stem in the curriculum is important, but is not the same as giving children the digital skills they’ll need in the future workplace

20th January, 2019
Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS)

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).

It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research.

“The European Commission has predicted that 90 per cent of future jobs will require digital...

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