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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation
Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

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1 Why digital skills matter

Essential digital skills are a step towards learning lots of other new things. They can improve your confidence to use technology for work, learning and daily life.

Many jobs today require digital skills. You need them even for jobs that do not ask for high levels of qualifications or experience. For example, if you work in a warehouse or a shop you may need to keep digital records of stock.

You also need digital skills every day for shopping, banking, learning, and keeping in touch with family and friends.

Activity 1 Why digital skills matter

Timing: 10 minutes

Watch the video in which contributors share why digital skills and capabilities matter, the impact of the digital skills shortage and the digital skills organisations require.

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Now consider the following and add your thoughts in the box below:

  • What were the skills they highlighted as being most important?
  • How has the digital world evolved?
  • What skills do you feel need to be developed by your organisation and yourself?
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Digital skills for the future are essential not only to ensure organisations thrive, but also for communities and nations to protect future generations. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , A Prosperous Wales wellbeing goal, specifically focuses on the skills for the future: ‘Encouraging organisations to develop a skilled population, fit for future technological change’.

Activity 2 Skills for the future

Timing: 20 minutes

Read Section 5 of A journey to a prosperous Wales and then watch the video below, in which Sophie Howe, The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, explains the skills that will be required for the future.

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How might your organisation contribute to raising the digital skills for those within it and for future generations?

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