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The Digital Revolution

Lord Kenneth Baker, Chair of the Edge Foundation, is calling for radical action to prepare young people for the next industrial revolution in a new report.

The Digital Revolution was prompted by the Bank of England’s prediction that up to 15 million jobs are at risk of automation across the UK economy including professions such as law and accountancy.

Lord Baker’s eight-point plan includes providing 3D printers and design software for all primary schools, reintroducing young apprenticeships at 14, blending a core academic curriculum with a day a week of technical learning and regular work experience and letting young people take computer science or design and technology instead of a foreign language GCSE.