Ms Morfee has this week been appointed to Department for Education’s new Digital T Level Panel by Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Tony McDonough reports
As director of Liverpool Girl Geeks Jo Morfee works to inspire girls to pursue careers in the male-dominated digital and tech sectors.
And her work has now come to the attention of the Government as it looks to ensure young people and adults are equipped with the right skills for the future.
Ms Morfee has been appointed to the Department for Education’s new Digital T Level Panel.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening unveiled the T Level panels as part of a package of flagship reforms designed to ensure people gain skills that meet the expectations of modern employers.
The panel will comprise of experienced industry professionals that will help shape a new system of technical education in England.
Its aim is to develop education in the digital sector, providing Government and the Institute for Apprenticeships with advice on T level content to genuinely prepare individuals for skilled employment.
Ms Morfee will attend regular panel meetings, working with the chair and other panel members to steer the knowledge, skills and behaviours required in the digital sector, including the content of classroom-based qualifications and broader requirements.
She said: “There is a digital skills gap here in the UK with many roles remaining unfilled each year as a consequence.
“The panel presents an opportunity to address that gap through strategic educational reforms. I am looking forward to contributing to the development of a new technical education system which will benefit both young people and employers going forward.”
The announcement comes as Liverpool Girl Geeks prepares to launch a new sister brand, a national movement designed to inspire girls aged 11-17 with the self-belief, confidence and skills to pursue a career in technology.