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CompTIA manifesto outlines steps to unleashing UK’s digital potential for incoming Government

November 25, 2019 GMT
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology industry. (PRNewsFoto/CompTIA)
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology industry. (PRNewsFoto/CompTIA)

LONDON, Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the 2019 general election, leading IT trade association CompTIA has today released its manifesto, outlining recommendations to all political parties on what can be done to secure the UK’s digital future.

The manifesto offers a three-point plan of action for the next Government to guarantee the UK’s digital economy continues to thrive:

Graham Hunter, Vice President of Skills Certifications, EMEA, at CompTIA, said: “CompTIA has released this manifesto, on behalf of the UK technology industry, to help all political parties understand what actions need to be taken to ensure the UK continues to thrive as a digital hub. While the size of the IT workforce in the UK continues to grow year-on-year the skills gap remains a key barrier to further success.

The UK tech workforce is projected to grow 3% for the five year period 2019-2024, meaning we expect to see a further 37,700 new jobs.

“In order for the economy to continue to benefit from a growing digital sector, the next Government needs to equip our workforce with the digital skills businesses require to innovate and grow,” Hunter continued. “Whichever party comes to power must look to work with organisations and bodies within the sector to bridge today’s skills gap and secure a prosperous technology industry.”

The full manifesto can be downloaded here: https://comptiacdn.azureedge.net/webcontent/docs/default-source/newsroom/media-library/unleashing-our-digital-potential-comptia-recommendations-for-the-next-government.pdf?sfvrsn=55a4bc5b_2

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.

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