Preparing workforce for digital economy a struggle in Canada: Editorial

In a recent article from The Globe and Mail, Jared Lindzon discusses how Canada needs to be proactive about helping people adopt digital skills to meet the needs of employers. Lindzon writes that only 28% of Canadians consider their digital communication skills “advanced,” and that Canada is facing a struggle to keep employees current with digital skills training. This has led to some organizations partnering with educational institutions to support the creation of micro-credentials to boost digital skills. Managing partner for Deloitte Canada Georgina Black says that the government must also provide support to those without resources, such as Indigenous peoples, seniors, and people from low-income or diverse backgrounds. “If we as a country – businesses, individuals, training institutions and government – don’t address this digital skills shortage, it’s only going to get worse over time,” said Black. The Globe and Mail Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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