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Digital skills 'boost graduate job hunters'
Monday, 14 July 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
Young people can boost their chances of successfully applying for graduate jobs by working on their digital literacy, it has been claimed.
According to 100 per cent of delegates at the Virtual Voices event, IT skills are vital for future success, both for individuals and the county as a whole.
Iain Dale, a leading political blogger, believes that the media industry is one in which such abilities are particularly vital.
He said: "Developing skills in media literacy is essential not only for those young people who want to work in the industry, but for anybody who wants to understand the world around them and have their say on it. Today everyone has a voice."
Digital skills also give young people the chance to influence decision making, he added.
Last week, the Training and Development Agency for Schools claimed that teaching offers people access to rewarding graduate jobs.
The Independent reported that the body feels this is particularly true for science and maths graduates.