Survey shows only 41% of students feel prepared for the digital workplace

A JISC survey of 37,000 students shows that half of college learners and almost 70% of university students think digital skills will be important for their chosen career, yet only 41% believe their courses prepare them for a digital workplace.

This comes as the government’s industrial strategy states: “Within two decades, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 23% of adults lack basic digital skills.”

The poll also finds that two thirds of respondents feel they are not told what digital skills they need before starting a course and less than half agree that they have regular opportunities to review and update their digital skills.

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