Welsh Government is planning to give £1.3m to establish clubs dedicated towards teaching computer coding and programming.
This investment is part of the Welsh Government’s £100m plan where it wishes to raise school standards in next five years. Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said she wants all pupils to learn coding since the importance of such digital skills keep on growing continuously today. As per different estimates there would be 100,000 new coding jobs for the youth by 2020 in UK. As report by Welsh government there are currently around 1.5 million jobs in IT sector of which around 400,000 are about coding and programing. The code clubs that would be established by this investment would be meant to train learners aged three to 16.
Three years ago experts warned that schools in Wales were in danger being left behind when it comes to digital education and particularly coding. That is the reason most pupils are in need of UK coursework assistance in topics related to digital education.