The fourth literacy skill: why digital skills should be essential learning

It’s about time we added digital skills to all school curriculums, leaving no child behind. Fiona Alston reports on the state of play in IT in education, from primary to third level

Marianne Checkley, chief executive of Kinia: the firm provides kids with the chance to test out their Stem skills through school or youth programmes

Have we found a long-term solution to the Stem (science, technology, engineering, and maths) skills gap in Ireland? In short, no. But do we have some rather brilliant minds fighting to nourish the brilliant minds of the future? Yes, we do.

As far as ICT skills are concerned, we’re not much closer to closing the gap than we have been. A recent report by HRLocker, The Future of Work, shows IT still accounts for 15 ...