There are many bright future visions, but someone must make all the ideas technically realized. Education plays possibly the most defining role in ensuring that the needs for specific competencies are met. When software engineers and other specific competencies cannot be found locally, many companies are forced to go abroad or hold back on development. A lack of skilled, digitally led domestic labor is not sustainable for any company or society that aspires to lead the way for others. Institutions for higher education must educate students in the fields sought after by the digital economy and schooling during the earlier years must ensure that students are equipped with the skills that enable them to choose this path. All school leavers should step out into the world with advanced digital skills. Not only will these skills be necessary for many future professions, but also a prerequisite for living in a digitalized society.
Closing the digital divide
When an entire society changes in such a fundamental way as the Nordic and Baltic societies have done, and will continue to, it is important that everyone is on-board and can interact with the rest of society. As health care systems and social services become increasingly digitalized, there is a potential to improve many senior citizens’ lives by making crucial digital services more accessible and easy to understand. Together we should strive to ensure that all citizens get access to free digital training and skills if desired. The public as well as private sectors have a great responsibly to make sure everyone is able to access digital services.
Digital tools can improve education
Used in a thought through and structured way, digital education tools will leverage learning, improve study results, develop pedagogy, decrease administration for teachers and make the studies more individualized. The public school system have a great responsibility to introduce quality proof e-tools letting students reach their potential in a smart, fun and cost efficient way.
The golden 3
Promote IT-related education. All school leavers should be equipped with advance digital skills. All citizens should have access to free digital training and skills if wanted. Each country shall have at least on higher education institution focusing on data science. Make it possible to get a higher education during the entire work life
Furthermore, all schools should be offered e-learning tools of high educational quality that meets the specific needs of each student, helping them to reach their full potential. Encouraging the development and offering of distance education, making education available anywhere in every stage of life.
Enforce the incentives for getting an education and work in the education system. Strengthen the bond between industry and schools. Make businesses play an integrated role in the skill development.