Why re-skilling UK workers is important amid the pandemic

In his March budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled “Help to Grow: Digital,” a new scheme to offer small businesses free, impartial advice on “how technology can boost their performance through a new online platform.”

Although the UK has long been a tech hub, an ever-widening skills gap among workers has long been a concern in the industry — even as it continues to grow. (Just recently, Microsoft predicted that the UK would require an additional 1.9 million software developers by 2025.)

Despite job losses that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, research has shown the gap could be set to narrow, with a report from CWJobs finding that more than half of non-tech workers are contemplating a career change and eyeing tech-based careers.

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Source:: Computerworld