There are a few consultations coming up on the development of training for the youth workforce.
The NYA has just announced
one focussed on development of a new youth work sector draft qualification strategy and vocational qualifications for Youth Support Workers and Assistant Youth Support Workers.
However, reading through this, and the other consultations I've seen recently, there's not one mention of the Internet, technology or digital skills.
Is there really no recognition amongst the people responsible for workforce development of the need for anyone working with young people to have an understanding of the online world, how technologies impact young people's lives, and how they can be tools for youth work.
What do you think should be in the core qualifications frameworks for professionals working with young people when it comes to digital skills?
You could send your response direct to NYA, or post some comments here and we can send in a response from the Youth Work Online network...