The Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation recently published a report telling us that there are currently 4,500 unfilled jobs in the IT sector in Ireland (digital is usually lumped in with "IT"). Why is this the case? Why is it that, during one of the worst recessions to hit this country, we still cannot fill these roles when so many skilled people remain unemployed?
While there is no simple answer, one of the major issues that underlies this problem is that the education system is failing us all. The educational goals that schools and colleges are clinging to are woefully out of date.