Below is an excerpt from a piece that was recently published on IDG Connect.
by Leah Belsky, Vice President of Global Enterprise Development
Last month, the British government finally set out its post-Brexit digital strategy, which included plans to offer digital skills to millions of individuals, charities and businesses by 2020, and help with access to free training for adults lacking core digital skills. Of course worry over the IT skills gap is not new; in fact, UK skills sourcing company Arrows Group recently suggested that Brexit is already leading to a 10 per cent reduction in skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK.
The government has secured pledges from private sector organisations such as Google, which is launching a summer programme to teach digital skills aimed at boosting tourism and growth in coastal towns. Google already offers a variety of skills training online, for example through Google Digital Academy, Digital Skills for Africa, and Google Developer Training, and last year, CEO Sunday Pichai announced the company’s intention to offer five hours of free training to everyone in the UK; “No matter where you live, no matter where you’re from, no matter what your job is – you deserve access to all the information, education, and opportunity the web has to offer.”
Now Google is expanding its online training portfolio further, by teaming up with online learning platform Coursera to offer cloud computing training.
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