How will Skills for Tomorrow portal support families?
The portal features a range of training courses, resources and activities to give parents and children more confidence in using digital tech and help bring digital skills thinking into the home.
Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters said: “We are really proud to support BT as they launch Skills for Tomorrow – offering families new training, resources and activities to help build their digital skills.
“Technology is a fantastic force for good when used responsibly; therefore it’s essential parents are equipped with the necessary tools to give them the confidence to allow their children to explore all the benefits the online world has to offer.
“From parents to industry, we all have a role to play in creating a safe digital environment for children. Skills for Tomorrow marks Internet Matters’ ongoing partnership with BT and highlights the importance of working together to help parents feel empowered to keep their children safe online.
Support for teachers, young people, vulnerable people and businesses
For teachers: BT is providing digital skills and computing training for a further 3 million children by 2025 in partnership with Computing at School, through the highly successful Barefoot computing programme. The programme has already helped more than 70,000 primary school teachers and 2 million children to learn computational thinking and the computing curriculum.
For young people: By 2025, BT’s Work Ready programme will help a further 5,000 18-24 year olds not currently in education, employment or training acquire new skills, work experience, and ready them for employment or further education. 2,700 young people have completed the BT Work Ready programme to date.
For older, more vulnerable, and digitally excluded people: 90 BT sponsored community training centres will be launched across the UK in partnership with the Good Things Foundation to help people with face to face support and training.
For businesses: Ambition to provide digital skills training to one million small business owners and employees by 2025 through working with partners including Google Digital Garage, LinkedIn and more.