Digit Co-Director Mark Stuart joins APPG session on skills

6 July 2023

Professor Mark Stuart discussed findings from Digit’s Employers’ Survey of Digital Practices at Work survey at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work on Wednesday 5 July, 2023.

Professor Stuart joined a panel chaired by Lord Jim Knight, Co-chair of the APPG, to discuss ‘Skills and Capabilities‘.  Other panellists were Sir Michael Barber (Co-founder and Chair of Delivery Associates), El Iza Mohamedou (Head of the OECD Centre for Skills) and Professor Jolene Skordis (Director of the UCL Centre for Global Health Economics).

Discussing findings from Digit’s recent survey of employers, Professor Stuart highlighted an important challenge for policymakers of low investment in new digital skills.  Employers reported facing difficulty in recruiting people with the right skills but did not anticipate a lot of investment in training in the next two years.

In his concluding remarks, Professor Stuart said: “There is lots to do to motivate employers to invest in skills.  Life long learning is a responsibility that needs to be shared between individual, employers and the state’.

Find out more

Read the report: Digit Employers’ Digital Practices at Work Survey: First findings

Read the blog: Employers’ use of AI: Six key charts

Watch the APPG meeting

Read the Institute for the Future of Work’s report: Reframing Skills: Sen’s capability approach in an age of automation

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