Digital skill is defined as the ability to use various technologies to enable people to think more creatively and readily learn to engage actively and successfully in their professional role by utilizing present and future digital tools and gadgets.
Digital skills acquisition, from basic to sophisticated, should begin at home and continue throughout their schooling, with constant upskilling from elementary through further or university education.
Being a post-secondary school graduate does not guarantee that a young person’s digital skills are up to par or at their maximum potential. The more a person understands about technology, the more appealing they become in terms of professional advancement and, presumably, high-quality employment.
Young girls should continue to broaden their awareness of emerging technology as they prepare for adulthood. This will make it easy for prospective employers to teach and re-skill them during their careers. The goal of all digital skill policies and initiatives is to close the gap between students’ digital skills and the industry of today.
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Without a doubt, digital skills have become critical for youth growth in today’s environment, young women in particular. These young women’s digital competencies will determine their level of success in their careers, jobs, and overall well-being as citizens.
The importance of digital skills for young girls
The world has transformed rapidly, owing in large part to advances in science, technology, and innovation. Today, we see technical advancements that we could only imagine 25 years ago, along with new occupations, new potential for economic empowerment, and demand for well-educated people, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
As the world embraces technology, empowering these young women with digital skills is a critical element of the development plan that will decrease their degree of poverty and boost their standard of living for both current and future post-secondary school girls.
Post-secondary school girls who are familiar with digital technologies such as Adobe Creative Cloud will stand out more during a job application process. They can use portfolios of their student work to develop media-rich resumes and to promote their personal branding.
They can come prepared to interviews with examples of the digital communication abilities that employers are looking for, as well as their capacity to acquire and use new technology skills. Perhaps most crucially, these students can demonstrate that they have gained the innovative attitude that prospective employers seek in the future.
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The current digital gender divide can be bridged with digital skills. This effect will be felt in the future since anyone lacking digital abilities will be unable to compete. These young girls may be more affected, as they are more likely to engage in stigmatizing behavior, thus girls who are digitally savvy will be given first priority.
When post-secondary students acquire digital skills, they can be self-sufficient young women who contribute to society while also improving their own lives. They will be able to compete with their male colleagues when cultural expectations of them will change.
Every young woman deserves to have a digital skill to help her navigate the technological world, which is where the world is right now.
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