Digital skills are a vital and growing area of interest within the Australian skills landscape. This report identifies factors affecting digital skilling within Australia across three key issues: The digital divide and social inclusion; innovating skills for a digital economy; and skills development and jobs and skills mismatch.
“GAN Australia and AEN are proud to put a spotlight on the current digital skills landscape, and to work with GAN Global and Microsoft Philanthropies to understand how Australia compared with other countries”, Mr Gary Workman, GAN Australia and AEN Executive Director said.
“This report will enable us to develop a plan for the future, building on the current digital skills environment to support industries, employers, and employees with their digital skills needs”.
”Digital skills are increasingly vital in the Australian economy, and organisations and governments need to work together to ensure all Australian’s have these skills of the future”, Dr Peta Skujins, AATIS Director and co-author of the report said.
Over the coming weeks, we will be working with GAN Australia to showcase key findings and recommendations from the report. Anyone who is interested in digital skills should watch the AATIS Blog or subscribe to the AEN newsletter for new posts.
The Executive Summary and a full copy of the report are available on the GAN Australia website. Information from three countries including Australia, along with each country report, are available on the GAN Global website.