Businesses often tell the CBI that the digital skills gap is a key barrier to digital transformation, with members struggling to access the skills they need to digitise, grow and compete. Specific issues around matching up-to-date education supply with business skills demand are taking centre stage.
That’s why the CBI is delighted to be taking a seat on the government’s primary ministerial forum for digital skills policy, the Digital Skills Partnership. This enables us to bring a cross-sector, full economy perspective to digital skills policy development. Through the CBI, members will now be able to directly feed in their concerns and shape future government policy, all with a view to supporting the development of a world-leading digital talent pipeline.
This is the latest win in the CBI’s campaigning activity to equip the UK workforce with the necessary skills for the future, and help to close the digital skills gap. This is a great opportunity for business and government to work together and bring about real change on this issue.
The CBI’s Innovation Director Felicity Burch now sits on the Digital Skills Partnership board as your representative. Please do get in touch with any insight or concerns for us to feedback into policy discussions.