As part of the CBI’s ongoing work to equip the UK workforce with the skills for the future, the CBI’s Innovation Director Felicity Burch made a landmark speech at the TCS Innovation Conference in April. As well as outlining recent CBI research on the extent of the gap, she highlighted key actions that businesses can take to address and close it.
Whilst there is a significant role for government to ensure that education and skills policy is fit for purpose and reflects current and future business skills needs, 80% of businesses agree that they have a role and responsibility to train the workforce of the future.
Regarding digital transformation, Felicity said:
"Digital transformation could be huge. The fourth wave of industrial revolution is exciting, opening up vast possibilities for business transformation. But before we get too excited, there’s something holding the revolution back. Not enough businesses are adopting the behaviours they need to fully emb