Employability for the digital age

Wednesday 26 March 2014 - 00:00 Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

About:

Many jobs now require a high level of IT competency and confidence. Digital literacy – IT and online communication skills – is necessary for living, learning and working. Colleges, universities and employers need to prioritise digital literacy.

In our online and globally connected world individuals who are digitally literate are more likely to be economically secure. IT and online communication skills are especially important in higher education, as graduate jobs will almost certainly involve working via computers and portable devices. There is a clear need for education at all levels to help establish and develop the skills future employees will need.

Delivering digital literary goes beyond simply teaching the IT skills. It includes teaching students how to:

  • communicate ideas effectively in a range of media
  • manage digital reputation and history
  • keep confidential information and personal details secure and protected

Event aims and objectives:

This conference will discuss digital literacy topics, with keynote presentations from industry and academia experts.

For more information

Please contact:

Caroline Chipperfield 
British Council, Kuala Lumpur 
caroline.chipperfield@britishcouncil.org.my

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