May 17, 2017

University of Apple

There has been a long-running digital skills gap - and Apple are taking steps to grow their own talent. There have been repeated warnings of a mismatch between the digital skills needed for such new jobs and the qualifications of those looking for work. If countries have well-qualified, skilled populations, they will be the beneficiaries of globalisation, taking advantage of better jobs, improved productivity, widening markets and digital industries. The big concern is that across OECD countries there are 200 million people with poor skills in basic literacy and numeracy, deeply vulnerable to the forces of globalisation. These are people who have the reading skills of 10-year-olds - whose job chances are acutely at risk from outsourcing overseas or being replaced by technology.

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