Young people lacking in computer skills

A lack of computer skills among young people in the UK is damaging their chances of gaining qualifications and getting a job, new research has revealed.
According to a new report from the Prince’s Trust, more than one in six people believe they would be more likely to find employment if they were better at carrying out basic IT tasks.
Researchers also found one in ten youngsters who are out of work do not know how to send their CV over the internet, despite the fact high numbers of teenagers use laptops and media tablets on a regular basis.
It was also revealed that a quarter of unemployed people below the age of 25 admit to feeling dread when filling in job applications online, with one in ten avoiding using computers to find work altogether.
The report’s findings were published after musician and producer Will.i.am announced the launch of a new Prince’s Trust initiative aiming to engage young people with science and technology in schools.
He said: “These workshops are an amazing way to engage disadvantaged youngsters who don’t have this sort of access to technology and science otherwise.”

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