Young people of Ceredigion are being asked to help change the way digital and ICT skills are being taught by entering a new competition.

The competition is run by NIACE Cymru an adult learning charity who want to prepare people for the growth in the digital industry.

It has already been estimated that 745,000 additional workers with digital skills will be needed between now and 2017, while digital activity already constitutes over 10% of the UK national economy – a proportion that is steadily increasing

To enter the competition young people will need to tell NIACE how they think ICT and digital skills should be taught in Wales.

Entry is open to anyone aged 15-24 and living in Wales and answers will be accepted in any multimedia or digital format from Twitter to Instagram.

NIACE Cymru’s Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Aaron Hill, explains: “NIACE is always looking for dangerous and innovative ideas to transform education. Now we want to focus specifically on the growing digital skills gap in Wales and across the UK – which starts with the way children and young people are taught ICT at school.”

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to Cardiff to have a vlog (video blog) of their ‘dangerous idea’ professionally recorded and then presented to the audience of the Digital 2015 conference in June, at the Celtic Manor resort where they will then vote on the best ideas.

This competition is the second stage of a new project involving business, education professionals and Welsh Government, aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and computer science.

Visit the NIACE Cymru website for more information, or email your picture, document, video or hyperlink to to enter the competition today.