The Government has announced that there will be a £20 million investment in a new Institute of Coding. The organisation is being created in partnership with 60 universities and businesses to improve digital skills in the UK. The Government’s investment of £20 million will be matched by businesses with the aim of delivering better technology education.
Rachid Hourizi, the Director of the Institute of Coding, said:
“The strength of the Institute of Coding lies in the fact that it brings together educators, employers and outreach groups to co-develop digital skills education at undergraduate and masters level for learners in universities, at work and in previously under-supported groups across the country.
In addition, we’ll work with our partners to target underrepresented talent through outreach activities, tailored and inclusive curricula, flexible delivery and removal of barriers to working in the industry”.