e-skills UK • Sector Skills Council for IT, Telecoms • responsible for developing the quality and quantity of professional skills in these sectors • in addition, remit to improve general IT user skills in the UK • uniting employers, educators and government on a common, employer-led agenda • delivering programmes designed to increase productivity and business performance in the UK
challenges facing the sector • attract the necessary quantity, quality and diversity of people in technology-related careers. • ensure that IT-related curriculum in schools, colleges and universities prepares students for successful employment through the provision of fit for purpose solutions.
challenges facing the sector • realise the potential of the existing workforce and support the drive to improve performance and productivity through investment in skills development. • ensure that the employer voice and need is at the heart of skills development and that IT skills policy and funding decision making is based on a solid evidence base.
e-skills UK programmes • Computer Clubs for Girls • Careers Advice • Specialised Diploma (IT line of learning) • Undergraduate Development • IT and Telecoms Professional Development • Business IT Guide • e-skills Passport / ITQ • Research • Recognising Achievement