“As we emerge from COVID19 it is a fact that the digital skills of our community will have been enhanced exponentially, enabling us to remain engaged with work, receive healthcare, continue with our education, stay connected to family and friends and in touch with Government. It kept our community going in what otherwise would have been a very lonely and frightening time of disconnection and solitude, it has served to emphasise the importance of digital connectivity, skills and advancement in our lives.
In this digital booklet, we have compiled a range of profiles of islanders who work daily with new digitised processes and innovative technology in their jobs. We will continue to see the development of new job roles which rely on digital skills and qualifications, hence the importance of presenting these profiles to illustrate the changing shape of workforce skills in Guernsey.”
Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen
Vice President of the Committee for Economic Development
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn
Find your next career and learn more about the pathways into digital jobs with our digital pathways information. With options spanning from digital marketing to IT infrastructure roles, the digital economy is vast.
Looking for a head start? Check out these three online learning platforms below to help you develop new skills.
It has never been more important, or more critical, to be part of a self directed learning community. With new concepts and ideas coming into play, short and flexible learning is the way forward.
The Innovation Network is the Bailiwicks's own free-to-access Hive Learning platform. All participants can develop their knowledge and skills in a range of areas, including innovation, business resilience and leadership.
Hive is mobile based and a great way to develop your learning in a bitesized manner.
Tried and tested by the Digital Greenhouse team, this online learning platform has a variety of short courses to develop skills, such as agile and design thinking. Courses are provided by leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world and a lot of them are free. We recommend:
- Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise - by the University of Bristol, this free course covers a variety of practical tools and interactive sessions in bite-sized sessions.
- Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking - by Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, this course is a great introduction to these methods and working collaboratively as a team.
- Emotional Intelligence at Work - by Coventry University, this course will help you understand the effects of our emotional intelligence on ourselves and those around us in order to build better relationships.
iDEA- The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award
"The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free."
Use iDEA Award for a head start on building your digital knowledge for free, available and applicable to all ages with fun challenges and badges to be earned. They offer easy and simple introductions to a variety of digital topics. We particularly like the following badges:
- Citizens: Teamwork badge
- Worker: Collaboration
- Maker: Virtual Reality
- Entrepreneur: Innovation + Problem Solving + Jargon Buster
Use our company code DIGITAL GREENHOUSE when you sign up!