DAC Beachcroft is proud to support this important report. Digital skills are crucial to all our futures and need to be placed at the heart of economic growth policies.
The development of these skills are relevant for the entire country but, as the report highlights, there are particular circumstances in the North that require even more support to be given to skills education to help reduce and close the gap.
There are many welcome, clear and practical recommendations, in some cases inspired by experiences in other countries. Many of these are underlined by a spirit of collaboration between local authorities, business and education; also by knowledge-sharing so that more young children and young people are made aware of the exciting opportunities presented by a career in the sector.
DAC Beachcroft seeks to make a difference in all we do; for our clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. I believe that this report shares that ambition. Its findings and suggestions deserve close scrutiny to establish what role we can each play in ensuring that the North has the skills it needs for the future.
DAC Beachcroft: Regional Senior Partner, Leeds