The importance of IT skills
In contemporary society we use technology to advance our own careers and to make daily life more convenient and enjoyable. The business world thrives on IT and technology and firms such as Apple and Microsoft are some examples of tech firms making big waves. With tech and IT innovations happening around us all the time we put together this wee piece to talk about why having IT skills are important.
The first and the most obvious reason is that IT skills can allow you to reap benefits in the working environment no matter if one is self-employed or works for an organisation (Pavlina, 2006). The power this has is that you will be able to extrapolate more use and value of IT and be able to work better and more efficiently and also people may pay you higher due to your technical skills (Pavlina, 2006).
Secondly, being IT literate can help you in filling in the gaps in your knowledge (Damelin, 2017). By addressing the gap in your knowledge you are then able to carry out a huge variety of tasks over the internet and make life more convenient for yourself. Or if you feel entrepreneurial you can start your very own business online, learn something new by taking part in an online course and so much more!
Lastly, being IT savvy can allow you to stay in touch with friends and family who may be living over long distances. Skyping, emailing and using different platforms that allow you to interact with one another, play games and have fun. This can be more so appealing to the elderly who may be suffering from loneliness and social isolation and this is what we are trying to tackle here at Won Connect. We will soon have our own IT classes running at community centres in Glasgow that aims to teach folk the basics of computing. Stay tuned for that on our social media and website.