Basic skill status for IT?

Information technology should be designated a basic skill along with literacy and numeracy by 2010, a new report has recommended. The taskforce on e-learning, headed by Steve Morrison from Granada, looked at how to make post-16 learning easier to access, more flexible and suited to the needs of individuals using new technologies. The group found that there should be free courses for all to improve basic IT skills, initially focusing on 16 to 18-year-olds who study or take modern apprenticeships, as well as the unemployed and part-time workers.

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