Developing new skills and sparking an interest in coding, Generation Code allows young people to get creative, develop their computational thinking and coding skills to become better equipped to take advantage of the opportunities in a world that is becoming digital-by-default.
90% of all jobs require digital skills to some degree and the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills in 2017. Young people are expected to make up a third of the global workforce by 2020, but many lack the digital skills to enable them to take advantage of these increasing digital opportunities. Generation Code addresses the lack of skills in computer science in young people, empowering them to become digital creators in an ever-changing global society.
In partnership with Microsoft and UK Youth, Generation Code provides coding opportunities to young people aged 11-19 years old, The national programme trains Code Champions aged 16-25 years old with no coding experience to take the lead on delivering regular coding activities to young people in their area, sparking an interest in code through themed activities that are relevant to their interests, whether that be fashion, sport or space. Using the micro: bit, Generation Code will help 11,760 young people across the UK get creative with code, bringing coding to life as they make all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
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