The rise of the Internet of Things, Big Data and robotics means that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will be working in roles that do not yet exist

Digital skills are a priority theme for Plymouth, along with businesses, communities, central to this is our work with young people and schools.

Tech City UK calculate that the average advertised salary in digital roles is just under £50,000 – 36 per cent higher than the national average – Read More.
 
The UK will need 745,000 additional workers with digital skills to meet rising demand from employers between 2013 and 2017, and almost 90 per cent of new jobs require digital skills to some degree. Some 72 per cent of employers’ state that they are unwilling to interview candidates who do not have basic IT skills – Read More.

Spear headed by the city’s institutions, tech companies and social enterprises, Plymouth is realising a ‘digital academy’ of offers to ensure our young people have the greatest of head starts in a global digital age. From tech leading schools, such as Devonport High School for Boys, to City College’s new STEM Centre, from RIO’s Digital Futures to Plymouth University’s i-DAT (Institute for Digital Art and Technology) and to the forth coming Market Hall, Cities of Learning and great start-ups like Alumni Design, Plymouth has a range of offer to excite, inspire and empower the next generation.