On Friday, I ventured into Croydon to meet with the G2G gang and report on filming a special promo for a very exciting, top-secret project: part of our ongoing mission to give back to our local community by providing valuable learning resources for young people. This particular project takes a focus on developing young people’s digital skills.
It’s estimated that by 2030, 75% of jobs will require advanced digital skills. Currently, the supply of workers with these skills cannot meet this demand, but G2G is hoping to aid the community in rectifying that!
As a games retailer, we have a strong understanding of the importance of being digitally literate. If anything, the pandemic has shown just how much we rely on media like video games to keep our minds engaged. And, with more and more employers looking for applicants who can work from home too, it’s extra essential that you’re able to use software without constant supervision and resolve technical issues yourself.
I learned a lot of my digital skills through my love of video games: I learned basic scripting while making my own visual novel game demo. I learned about tinkering with computer files to manipulate my games, add community mods, etc. So I think this is a very fitting ethos for Go2Games!
I was delighted to be a part of the project today, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it come to fruition with the community’s help. Together, we can help build the crucial employability skills of young people in Croydon and beyond.
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