Blog Posted : 17th December 2019
by Frank Nigriello, Chairman of Oxfordshire Business First
The problem is that industry does not have access to the skills it needs to succeed. Let’s look at some data:
It’s not a happy picture.
Let’s try to understand that problem a little better from industry’s viewpoint.
The author Thomas Friedman said that digital technology is accelerating faster than our ability to adapt.
That’s been a bit of a wake up call to industry leaders who believed digital capabilities would evolve.
This isn’t evolution, the pace is much faster.
This change has been seen as the fourth industrial revolution and its impact is pervasive.
In some cases, educationalists and others have been talking about gradually developing “21st century skills” in our schools.
We need to change the clock speed of our thinking and recognise the urgent need for action.
In part 2, we’ll look at one young British future captain of industry and how she will measure up to the role.
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