techUK Jobs and Skills Campaign - Call for contributions!
As the Government’s legislative agenda for the next year focuses on equipping people with the skills they need, there has never been a more pressing need to match people’s skills to a fast-changing labour market.
The tech sector has an opportunity to do something about it – to equip those displaced by the pandemic, and the changing requirements of the workplace, with not just the skills but the direct opportunities and careers to get back to work and be at the forefront of a growing sector.
If we can upskill people for the jobs available now and instill a culture of life-long learning among both the newly re-employed and those who have been in their roles for many years, the UK will be on the road not just to recovery but to becoming a more digitised, higher-skilled economy. The appetite among the population is already there.
Through the pandemic we have seen a massive increase in people recognising the growing importance of digital skills in the future jobs market and signaling their interest in acquiring these skills through short online courses.
If we can use this momentum to drive the UK’s digital skills base and build a culture of lifelong learning, we will give the industry the firepower it needs to lead us out of the recession and future-proof the careers of millions of people.
Throughout the campaign members will have the opportunity to highlight their pioneering skills and talent work and demonstrate their thought leadership on the subject. Blogs, videos, case studies - all content is encouraged. Please get in touch with Nimmi Patel.
Nimmi Patel is the Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK.
She works on all things skills policy, focusing on upskilling and retrain. She is committed to embedding diversity in the UK tech pipeline from classroom to boardroom working with partners such as the Tech Talent Charter and the WISE Campaign. Nimmi also leads techUK’s immigration work, collaborating with techUK members and stakeholders to create an environment that attracts the best talent to the UK.
Prior to joining the team, she worked for the UK Labour Party and New Zealand Labour Party and holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Manchester and is currently studying MA Strategic Communications at King’s College London.
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