The future of work is going through transformational change. The importance of having a strong foundational understanding of digital skills for employability and entrepreneurship is essential to every young person’s chance of succeeding in the future economy.
For the last three years we’ve run a pioneering scheme called Nominet Digital Neighbourhood. We explored this theme further in 2019, building on our strategic partnerships with micro:bit education foundation and Livity.
THIS IS HOW podcast series
THIS IS HOW podcast series was developed in partnership with Livity to help inspire young people to opt for digital careers. This forms a key part of our public benefit programme and commitment to provide support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today.
The series will explore digital creative roles, all through the lens of those working at the forefront of these industries such as ITV and Unilad, tapping into the passions and interests of this audience.
Scouts Digital Citizen badge
With the Scouts, we’ve relaunched the Digital Citizen Badge. The brand new curriculum will help young people be safer online through fun and engaging activities that encourage critical thinking. Activities include how to work out the authenticity of news, manage cyber bullying and how to best mitigate other potential online harms in a positive and proactive way.
To help us develop the new curriculum we commissioned research into what it means to be a Digital Citizen in 2019, identifying the key areas associated with Digital Citizenship where Scouting could help young people. Read the research here.
Part of this initiative was to also launch a dedicated online safety badge for Safer Internet Day.
micro:bit Educational Foundation
Nominet has been working closely with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for 18 months to develop and launch a free educational platform to empower every teacher to deliver creative digital projects and computing lessons. The platform includes micro:bit classroom, designed to democratise access to technology and broaden access to computing education.READ MORE on micro:bit
Nominet Digital Neighbourhood
A unique digital skills training and work experience programme that pioneers a new approach to tackling two of the UK’s most pressing digital challenges. In partnership with Livity, we matched young people with professional digital skills to local SMEs seeking to boost their digital capability. We provided over 200 opportunities for young people and have produced a free toolkit to help other local authorities and bodies implement the programme in their communities. The programme was a finalist in the 2018 AbiltyNet Tech4good awards.DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT