Mayor of London Boris Johnson, has launched a programme to ensure young people in the capital are taught the skills they need to help the city’s technology sector.
The programme, called the Digital Talent Programmme, aims to inspire young people to take jobs in the IT industry and provide companies with access to young people with the appropriate skills.
Johnson said: “London is a hotbed of top technological innovation, brimming with creative minds who are helping to boost the capital’s economy and that of the whole country. However, it is absolutely vital that we nurture our tech stars of the future and make sure our deep reserves of talent do not run dry.
“This new scheme will help London to remain ahead of the game when it comes to tech and give thousands of young Londoners the chance to share in the city’s economic success.”
The programme was launched in partnership with the London Enterprise Panel and to provide people between the ages of 14-24 living in London with digital skills that will lead to jobs in the future. It will also look towards providing more places in further education colleges by creating five new digital learning hubs across London.
In order to raise more awareness of digital careers £50,000 will be invested into the programme by Boris Johnson and the LEP to run a digital careers roadshow across London.