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September 6, 2016 AT 2:00 am

Learn about Code Club for kids in the UK #makereducation

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Nice piece from Opensource.com.

The British technology industry was strongly in favor of remaining as part of the European Union, so the fallout from last month’s referendum is causing significant concerns. For many tech businesses, the most serious issue now is how to attract and retain top talent from across Europe and beyond.

For some time, the UK’s technology sector has been concerned about finding the right skilled workers to fill jobs in the future. This predicted “digital skills gap” warns that unless we help people to become confident with technology now, we will be facing a huge shortage in skilled workers in the future.

One way to overcome the digital skills gap is to invest in training and education for the next generation.

Code Club is a network of free coding clubs for primary school students, and all of the projects we work on are open source. There are over 4,500 Code Clubs currently in the UK, reaching an estimated 75,000 children.

Read more.


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