Digital curriculum, language skills keys to future Irish workforce

1 Jul 2010

We need to prepare Ireland’s workers for the jobs of tomorrow, HP Ireland MD Martin Murphy says.

At the end of July, eminent people, from politicians to business leaders and economists will gather in Glenties, Donegal, to discuss the theme “Reforming the Republic”. We need reform in education, we need reform in business, we need reform in political life, we need a realistic digital development plan, but ultimately, it’s our economy, attitudes and ways of doing things that need reform.

Arguably the international reception to how we have tackled our banking crisis has been favourable. And there is no doubt that this country needs to be in good order to compete in a world where there are 3 billion new capitalists by ensuring our capitalists, the entrepreneurs and exporters, have a fighting chance.

Read more of ‘Digital curriculum, language skills keys to future Irish workforce’ at Digital 21.

www.digital21.ieDigital 21 is a campaign to highlight the imperative of creating an action programme to secure the digital infrastructure and services upon which the success of our economy depends.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years