Dig­i­tal skills short­age ‘threat­ens growth’

Irish Examiner - - Business -

A grow­ing dig­i­tal skills cri­sis is likely to have a ma­jor im­pact on growth over the com­ing years, a report by a dig­i­tal ed­u­ca­tion firm has said.

The Code In­sti­tute said that over the next two years, an ex­pected 12,000 jobs are to go un­filled in the Ir­ish in­for­ma­tion and tech­nol­ogy sec­tor, “which will have a di­rect knock-on im­pact on pro­duc­tiv­ity and growth”. Sig­nif­i­cant Govern­ment in­vest­ment in the digi­ti­sa­tion of ed­u­ca­tion is re­quired, the report said.

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