The 2019 review of Scotland’s Digital Skills and Technologies from Skills Development Scotland highlighted that, of the emerging technologies of the future, big data and data analytics skills are anticipated to be the most in demand.
The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Skills Gateway is working across all education sectors – schools, colleges, universities and in work, vocational training providers – to ensure that all citizens of the Edinburgh city region have opportunities to improve and enhance their data skills.
This includes people of all backgrounds and social groups, people with disabilities and other challenges, and people with all levels of previous education. It also includes girls in school who might be put off by the frequently male-dominated image of the technology sector, people returning to the workforce after a break, or anyone who combines work with caring for family members or friends. It also includes people whose roles are changing and who may now face redundancy.
Find out more about the wider DDI programme here.