The new report from the government’s Digital Skills Committee, Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. A quick skim-read suggests it’s very much focussed on skills and jobs. A couple of items that caught my eye…

“cybersecurity not being taught in schools, resulting in a “lost generation” of youngsters who ended up teaching themselves and were left unaware of the career opportunities.” … “Government cybersecurity initiatives — such as Get Safe Online and Cyber Streetwise — the evidence suggested that these were not in the public consciousness.” … “… cybersecurity is not taught as part of the curriculum; Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations told us one reason for this was: “… fast moving areas like cyber security are unlikely to have text books, as they would be out of date before they are published” … “If text books cannot be up-to-date, there is a need for education to move to online courses [MOOCs] for cybersecurity.”

“the higher education offer around computer science provision was not [found to be] consistent between institutions [especially in terms of graduate destination data]”

And a useful quantification of UK skill levels, although with no demographic stratification other than worker/non-worker…

skilllevels