New digital skills charter launched

15 Oct 2021

Glasgow companies are at the forefront of a new Digital Charter aimed at reversing a potentially critical decline in computing science learning in Scotland.

Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Incremental are amongst 60 plus signatories to the new Digital Technology Education Charter, to attract more young people into learning digital skills.

The Charter aims to bring together industry and academia to inspire the next generation into computing, and raise awareness of the diverse career opportunities available.

The inspiration for the Charter comes from computing science teacher, Toni Scullion (pictured right) who said, 'There is on average 13,000 new digital jobs created in Scotland every year but through apprenticeships and graduates, we are only training around 5000 to fill them and not all schools even teach computing science anymore. Inspiring pupils at a young age is crucial to filling this skills gap.'

Eve Wallace, Executive Director Technology, Morgan Stanley (pictured left) said, 'We are excited to be  part of an initiative that promotes a partnership between industry and education, helping to tap into and develop the exceptional young talent we have in Scotland and hopefully raise awareness to current and future generations of the opportunities available to them in the digital sector.'