It’s recognised that Jersey needs to grow the digital sector to diversify its economy and to ensure that all local industries are able to compete in a digital world.
So we’ve developed the Digital Skills Partnership which is designed to bring together industry and education, to co-deliver the Digital Skills Strategy 2018-2023.
In 2018, Digital Jersey launched its Digital Skills Strategy. The strategy provides a road map that spans both employers and education, creating clear objectives, and laying the foundations for a successful local digital-tech workforce. This roadmap is outlined below.
Industry accreditation of courses and where appropriate, assessment of skills.
To support Digital Jersey and Skills Jersey in assessing and awarding ‘digital training’ by co-certificating skills initiatives.
Driving interest in, and awareness of, digital training and working opportunities.
To provide guidance and information to Digital Jersey and Skills Jersey to aid us in promoting the industry and its opportunities to key influencers, Jersey Nationals abroad, and the students themselves.
Targeted creation and coordination of new courses.
To guide education partners in:
To guarantee the quality of delivery.
To guide the Education Department in identifying helpful resources that improve access to computing qualifications, this could include:
The Digital Skills Partnership is designed to bring together industry and education, to make our island’s workforce future proof. Providing clarity on employer needs and guidance to curricula design. The partnership will work together with Skills Jersey, the island’s central link between industry and education.
Student: Working to increase the pool of talent going from education into industry.
Educators: To bridge the gap between what students are being taught, and the needs of industry.
Influencers: To engage students’ key influencers, such as parents/guardians to promote the digital sector as a credible and desirable career choice.
Jersey Nationals Living Abroad: Creating greater connectivity between students studying relevant qualifications off-island and potential employers in Jersey.
The findings are provided in full detail in the document below.