It is one of Digital 20/20's defining characteristics that it works with partners across the full spectrum of education and skills provision from schools through to work based learning and adult and community learning, in order to influence policy, join up strategic thinking and support progressive initiatives that together will ensure a skilled labour market equipped to take advantage of the digital economy and citizens able to take advantage of new digital infrastructure.
This work has evolved from the Digital and ICT Skills Action Plan for Yorkshire and Humber, branded Digital 2010, which was developed in 2005 and launched in 2006 to provide a dynamic framework for the successful and vigorous development of digital and ICT skills across the region.
Digital 20/20's work in the education and skills arena is driven by an Operational Steering Group, made up of national and regional partners.
There are also Special Interest Groups which meet regularly to focus on specific digital agendas that are determined by partners and informed by wider knowledge economy trends.
Current groups are:
- Education and Training Providers Group
- Local Authority Education Group
- Public Sector e-Strategy Group
Current areas of focus for Digital 20/20 are:
- Technology in teaching and learning Ė supporting education staff
Digital 20/20 is collaborating with regional and national partners the Association for Learning Technology, the JISC Regional Support Centre and
- The 14-19 Diplomas in IT and Creative & Media
Find out more about how the new Diplomas are developing around the region
- Apprenticeships in the IT sector and Creative Industries sector
Digital 20/20 is working with the Sector Skills Councils e-Skills and Skillset to help Apprenticeships to flourish in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
- Use of technology to engage those who are Not in Employment Education or Training (NEET)
Find out how Digital 20/20 seeks to develop the potential of Digital Technology to reach disengaged learners through motivational learning content in games and through the chance to access learning without having to attend institutions.
- Skills for Business
Digital 20/20 supports the work of the Sector Skills Councils and Yorkshire Forward in ensuring that the regionís education and training provision is aligned to the changing needs of existing businesses, start-up enterprises and new industries.