Jisc and two education providers team up with Microsoft to boost digital skills

(24 September 2018) Jisc, the University of Leicester, and Milton Keynes College have joined forces with Microsoft to help students and teachers improve their digital skills.

The four organisations will work together on a guide that lets students and staff to reflect on their digital skills, pointing them towards courses to help them improve.

The free tool is designed to create a generation of digital leaders who will thrive in workplaces that increasingly rely on technology.

It is thought that 65% of today’s students will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet, and more than 500,000 highly-skilled workers will be needed to fill digital roles by 2022 – three times the number of UK computer science students who graduated in the past ten years.

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