The Government is being urged to ramp up the adoption of technology in schools, for both teachers and pupils alike, on the back of a new study which shows nearly half of all schools have low levels of digital proficiency and are not tapping into the benefits tech can bring to the learning process.
The Scottish government is being urged to address the disadvantages which prevent young people from taking up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, amid calls for "systemic change" to prevent girls being locked out of the jobs of the future.
The years of hard work encouraging young girls to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects - seen as ideal studies for a career as a data professional - appear to be bearing fruit with the number of female students taking A-level sciences overtaking males for the first time ever.
The UK technology sector has been handed an £18.5 million cash injection by the Government in an effort to drive up skills in artificial intelligence and data science and support more adults to upskill and retrain to boost their careers or to find new employment.
Santander is making a major commitment to future talent by pledging to hand over £30 million in funding for a new university in Milton Keynes, which will have 5,000 students and be the UK’s first university focused on digital and data science skills.