Fife College pushes to fill skills gap in digital sector

Fife College is encouraging those looking for a new start to consider a career in the digital sector in order to fill the current skills gap.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:30 pm

The growth of the digital industry in Scotland has continued throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning that around 13,000 jobs are being created yearly in the sector.

However labour market statistics show that only 5,000 new recruits are being produced through further and higher education routes, or through modern apprenticeships.

According to Scotland IS, 75 per cent of employers are currently experiencing difficulties in recruiting qualified staff, despite the average wage sitting at £36,900 – 26 per cent higher than the Scottish average.

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Fife College is encouraging those looking for a new start to consider a career in the digital sector in order to fill the current skills gap.

The College is determined to help fill these new roles, and is offering training across a range of courses starting in August this year.

They cover subjects such as computer games development, digital and web design, mobile applications development and a range of courses in computing.

For more information visit: Addressing digital skills gap

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