Posted on January 25, 2016 by staff

GDS to Launch Mentoring Scheme for Schools and Government


Cabinet Office Minister, Matt Hancock, has announced that the Government Digital Service (GDS) will begin going into schools and colleges.

Speaking at a Croyden Tech City event Hancock said that GDS will partner with schools to create a mentoring scheme, helping pupils into technology and engineering careers.

The Tech City movement started four years ago and is now home to more than 1,000 digital, technical and creative startups. One of its initiatives offers mentoring, apprenticeships and work experience for young people.

Hancock believes that GDS will help to join the dots and allow pupils to gain the skills they need to launch their own startups.

He said: “Tech City is reaching out into the community and helping young people learn the right skills to start and grow a business, and to connect to a network.

“It’s clearly the start of something, and I want the government to do all we can to get behind initiatives likes this. I’m here to listen to our new tech stars and find out what we can do to help.”