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America Is Failing to Prep Gen Z for the Digital Workforce

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Nearly half of the class of 2022 felt under-prepared for the workplace in the area of technical skills.

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While companies are rapidly changing to become more digitized and automated, Gen Z workers aren't being trained adequately to deal with this new reality.

More than a third (37%) of Gen Zers feel their school education didn't prepare them with the digital skills they need to propel their career, according to a Dell Technologies international survey across 15 countries. A majority (56%) added that they had very basic to no digital skills education.

As many as 1 in 5 young workers feel judged for having tech issues, whereas only 1 in 25 of their older peers report feeling similarly, according to a survey from HP. These tech snafus have created feelings of "tech shame" among the generation.

From Fortune
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