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Global Digital Week to address the digital skills gap

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Global Digital Week
The first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, will take place in more than 7 different countries, promoting tech & digital skills.

Apparently more than 40% of all jobs are likely to be automated by 2030

Step forward the first Global Digital Week, happening 23rd-29th April, an initiative run by GDW is a UK- based, Community Interest Company, found by University of Leeds graduate: John Munn, Hunan Normal University student: J. Eduardo Ramirez and University of Leeds student Michelle Heinrich. 

Global Digital Week believes many initiatives promoting and teaching related skills such as coding but fail to make tech and digital skills accessible. 

Aiming to promote tech and digital skills and introduce young people to new aspects of technology and the future opportunities that it presents, John Munn, GDW’S founding member and the general director explained:

Global Digital Week “We want to make technology simple and accessible to everyone by showing how it relates to everyone’s individual passions. We want people truly engaged, understanding how they can all benefit from advancing technology, not pressured into being passionate about it without knowing why”

GDW will aim to bring together some of rhe world’s brightest minds and best educational institutions under a common goal of advancing digital and technology education. Through a series of free of charge lectures, events and expos, attendees can learn more about technology in a friendly, non- intimidating way. The week long event will focuses on explaining how technologies work, how they do and will directly impact everyone’s life and on showing how technology can be used with one’s current skills set to help them pursue and expand their passions.

Institutions and organisations involved in the 2018 Global Digital Week include, University of Leeds in the UK, University of Mannheim in Germany, University of Cagliari in Italy, Hunan Normal University in China, American University of Beirut in Lebanon, Ahlia University in Bahrain, Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran with corporate companies holding events including Google, LEGO, TEN10, Ward Hadaway, Allen & Overy and Wakelet, amongst others. 

With 27 events  confirmed - including events on blockchain, music, law, automation, games development, health, marketing, sustainability, e-learning, surgical training, robotics, logistics and networking and over 10,000 attendees expected, it's worth keeping a note over happenings next week and depending on it's inaugral year success, how this week long event progresses going forward.

Virtual Hi-5's to the organisers. 


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Published on: 16th April 2018

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