DigiSkills NI represents industry professionals, educators and key stakeholders across government who are committed to developing Northern Ireland’s digital skills capacity.
Building on research and engagement with primary schools carried out in 2015-16, our ambition is to develop a Digital Learning in School Programme across Northern Ireland. The programme will support the development of excellence in the teaching of digital skills and computing for young people and enable them to be more than just digital consumers, but to become digitally literate and to be successful participants in the workplace of the future.
Meaningful digital skills development is also essential to ensure young people have the ability to create the new digital services and businesses our economy needs, but not yet imagined, and to use creativity and innovation to best effect in the workplace, regardless of sector.
Northern Ireland Screen, as part of its Opening Doors strategy, is committed to developing education and skills programmes that help all young people to achieve their potential and to participate fully in the social, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland. This strategic intervention will also help transform the screen industries in Northern Ireland by supporting the future development of the film, television and digital content industries.
As part of DigiSkills NI, Northern Ireland Screen is developing digital educators so that they can help create the next digital generation.
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