According to the EU commissioner of digital economy Mariya Gabriel, By 2020, 90% of jobs in Europe will require digital skills. In her tweet before the EU Dialogues event that took place on 9th May, she said;
До 2020 г. 90% от работните места в Европа ще изискват дигитални умения. Готова ли е България за подобна промяна? Елате да обсъдим на 9 май на #EUdialogues 💬@GabrielMariya@LilyanaPavlova и @Iskra_Mihaylova!
Регистрации тук 👉https://t.co/Upj2nuoxPqpic.twitter.com/AM76gsRPTL
— Европейска комисия (@ECinBulgaria) May 4, 2018
In the event, she emphasized the role of digital skills and how she foresees the importance of learning digital skills in order to prepare yourself for the future. She also heavily emphasized on the importance of cybersecurity skills saying;
CybersecuritySkills are essential for a more secure #Internet for all! @UdoEnisa, Director of @enisa_eu becomes our new #SaferInternet4EU Ambassador. Together we will join forces to improve #CyberSkills among all, promote #CyberExpertise & increase number of #WomeninCybersecuritypic.twitter.com/XNY06Kk4pm
— Mariya Gabriel (@GabrielMariya) May 31, 2018
Her statement is also similar to a statement given in a report by Dell technologies. According to the report, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not even been invented yet. This statement essentially refers to the importance of digital skills in the digital space.
Pakistani Government’s Initiative:
The Government of Pakistan has also realized the importance of Digital Skills. A program called Digi Skills is rolled out for Pakistani people to learn Digital skills. The program can be accessed at https://digiskills.pk/.
The program teaches important digital skills such as
- E-Commerce Management
- Digital Marketing
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Creative Writing
- Graphics Design