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Skilllab – Nesta CareerTech Challenge

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“Nesta research suggests that more than six million people in the UK are currently employed in occupations that are likely to radically change or entirely disappear by 2030 due to automation, population ageing, urbanisation and the rise of the green economy.
In the nearer-term, the coronavirus crisis has intensified the importance of this problem. Recent warnings suggest that a prolonged lockdown could result in 6.5 million people losing their jobs. Of these workers, nearly 80% do not have a university degree”
Source: Innovatorsmag

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Digital Skills Partnership is one of 20 finalists taking part in the Nesta CareerTech Challenge to scale up a new project to re-skill mature workers to be ready for the increasingly automated world of work.

In partnership with Skilllab and Learn Devon, the HotSW Digital Skills Partnership will be supporting mature workers (aged 50+) in roles at risk of automation through the use of the Skilllab mobile app that analyses a person’s experiences and skills across a lifetime and maps those experiences and skills against current and in-demand occupations. Where any digital skill gaps are identified, participants will be offered digital upskilling opportunities through the Learn Devon portfolio of adult education courses.

We will be updating this page with more information once the project launches in summer 2020.

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