Focus of Britain Works in FY11 is on tackling the youth unemployment timebomb, currently 950,000 unemployed young peopleHowever, we need to maintain the momentum of the existing programmes, such as the BW Challenge, charity relationships and the apprenticeships.Working with young people we need to engage across the employability cycle as not all unemployed young people are job-ready. It is a success if we help young people improve their employability skills and move closer to the job marketCharities remain key to BW and we will develop a major new partnership with Action for Children as well as relationships with other children’s charitiesThe major focus for PR will be a campaign to give young people a chance by providing work experience opportunities. Microsoft will develop a work experience programme for 100 disadvantaged young people and through its connections call on other employers to do the same. We will also provide support and resources for smaller businesses on how to run effective work experience programmesPre-apprenticeship training with UK gov & e-skills: We have had conversations with both DWP & BIS ministers about providing pre-apprenticeship training to young people involving IT. There is still more scoping work to do, but we will build something to enable us to engage with government on this agendaEvolve and grow Microsoft Partner Apprenticeships with SMS&P. Add tech sales and software dev apprenticeships as higher level apprenticeshipsWe will be able to offer city councils and MPs local programmes in their area involving work placement campaigns or training programmes using Microsoft training vouchers
ITA Summit - Opening Sessions (Inc Karen Price Keynote)
Microsoft IT Academy 2011 Summit
9.30 – 9.40 Welcome & Introduction – Greg Pearson (UK Lead, Microsoft Learning)9.40 – 10.10 Keynote – Karen Price OBE (CEO e-Skills) & Stephen Uden (Head of Skills and Economic Affairs, Microsoft)10.10 – 10.40 ITA Benefits Update & Inspired Learning for a Skills Driven Economy – Greg Pearson (UK Lead, Microsoft Learning)10.40 – 11.10 Product Development and Updates – Simon Garrartt (Qualifications Manager, OCR)11.10 – 11.40 Microsoft Lync Demonstration – Ewan Dalton (Partner Group Technology Manager, Microsoft)11.40 – 12.10 REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING12.10 – 12.40 Product Development and Updates – Ken Gaines (ICT Portfolio Manager, City & Guilds)12.40 – 13.40 Microsoft IT Academy in Practice Sawtry College, Alan Stevens (Headmaster) Walsall College, Julian Brunger (Microsoft Academy Trainer) Open University, Richard Seaton (Senior Lecturer in Communications and Systems)13.40 – 14.10 LUNCH & NETWORKING14.10 – 15.30 Microsoft Technologies in Teaching and Learning - Lee Stott (Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft)15.30 – 15.40 Microsoft Academic Service Partners – Prodigy and IT Skills Management Company15.40 – 16.00 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING & GOODBYE
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Skills for the UK Digital Economy Karen Price OBE CEO, e-skills UK
Economic GrowthIT & Telecoms industry GVA contribution amounts to 9% (£81 billion) of the UK’s economy.The internet contributes an estimated £100 billion to the UK economy (7.2% of GDP).Optimisation of ICT could generate an additional £50 billion GVA across the UK economy over the next 5 – 7 years.The total potential economic benefit from getting everyone in the UK online is in excess of £22billion.
EmploymentCurrent1 in 20 people (1.5 million) UK workers are employed in IT & Telecoms40% of the 1,129,000 IT & Telecoms professionals in the UK work in the IT & Telecoms industryFutureEmployment in the IT industry over the next decade will grow at 2.19% per annum – nearly five times faster than the UK average.Over 550,000 new entrants over the next five years are required to fill IT & Telecoms professional job roles in the UK
Change in Schools and colleges is needed tosupport sector growthThe number of Computing A-levels taken across the UK has fallen by 14% in the last year and 60% since 2003.By comparison, other STEM subjects (Maths, Chemistry and Physics) all experienced an increase in numbers between 2009 and 2010.The number of ICT A-levels taken across the UK had declined by 34% from 2003 to 2009 but has stabilised in 2010.
Change in Higher Education is needed support sector growthThe number of UK domiciled applicants to Computing related Higher Education courses is 44% lower than in 2001.Applicants to other STEM subjects have grown by 24%, since 2002. Over the same time period applicants to Computing degrees have declined by 33%.Only 15% of acceptances onto Computing discipline courses are female.50% of graduates entering the IT & Telecoms professional workforce come from a non IT & Telecoms related degree discipline.
Change in the workforce is needed to support sectorgrowthIT & Telecoms ProfessionalsJust over one in ten employers consider there to be gaps in the skills of their IT & Telecoms professionals and IT UsersGenderJust 18% of IT & Telecoms professionals are female, for IT occupations only the figure is 23%AgeThe proportion IT & Telecoms professionals aged under 30 has dropped from 33% in 2001 to 19% in 2010... ...additionally the number aged over 50 has almost doubled in the same period.
Technology Insights 2011: UK e-skills UK Creating the skills for the digital economywww.e-skills.com/technologyinsights2011
Microsoft IT Academy Stephen UdenHead of Skills & Economic Affairs Microsoft Ltd
UK unemploymentThe number of unemployed people is 2.57 millionThere were 991,000 unemployed 18 to 24 year olds in the three monthsto October 2011, up 74,000.
Britain Works Overview Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years)Support employment Foster technology Create pathways into Enhance basicfocussed NGOs innovation IT industry employability skills UK Online BizSpark Apprenticeships Digital Literacy Curriculum Leonard Cheshire Shape the Future Entrepreneur First Internships Princes Trust Digital Skills 4 Citizens Wise Group Startup Britain Britain Works Challenge Technical Britain WorksIndustry Alliance for Jobs IT AcademyBreadth NGO Programme Get Online @Home UK Skills Portal 193,000 12,000 2,000 77,000
Britain Works Year 2 Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years) Microsoft tackles youth unemployment timebomb Work experience Pre-apprenticeshipSocial Engagement Employment Placements Training Microsoft work Microsoft Princes Trust Integration with experience programme Apprenticeships Work Programme Remploy Campaign to other (BIS/DWP) Entrepreneurship employers (Bright Ideas Trust, PSYBT) Local programmes to engage MPs and city councils Digital Engagement through Facebook site & LinkedIn Group Charities Britain Works Challenge Apprenticeships Bizspark
Britain Works Work Experience 30% of participants now with jobs 500 apprentices in training with Microsoft Partners Employment & Skills Charities 360 charities helping over 8,000 people per month 286,000 500,000
IT Academy Programme Benefit Updates Greg Pearson UK Lead, Microsoft Learning
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NEW – MTA Exams • Mobile Development Fundamentals (98-373) • Release 30th November 2011 • ERK and SSG Content January 2012 • Gaming Development Fundamentals (98-374) • Release 17th November 2011 • ERK and SSG Content January 2012 • Objective Domains Available NOW • Office 365 Coming Soon - ~June 2012