I read that headline in online new tech mag Silicon yesterday and thought that it required few changes to make it more clearly good news – 150 000! Here’s the main content:
‘The Scottish Government says that it hopes to create 150,000 digital jobs by effectively creating the right conditions for this to happen. To this end, it will ensure that every premise in Scotland is able to access broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps by 2021.
But speedy Internet access is just one of its priorities. It also plans a new digital schools programme, as well as a new round of funding for community digital inclusion projects and an expansion of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter.’
In addition a new Digital Growth Fund is to be introduced to massively increase the supply of trained workers’ This comes on top of the 2014 launch of a digital procurement initiative. This was designed to make it easier for small businesses to bid for public sector contracts.