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Posted on January 21, 2015 by staff

Tech Giants To Support Government Investment In Computing

Tech Giants To Support Government Investment In Computing

A number of technology giants are to support a government investment to teach computing skills in primary schools across England.

Experts from companies such as Google and O2 will support the £3.6million drive by offering training and providing resources to teach digital skills in the classroom, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to announce.

Schools should be better connected to technology firms, says Mrs Morgan.

“A significant number of jobs will be in the tech industry,” she will tell the BETT educational technology show.

The education secretary will announce a series of projects involving schools, universities and businesses to support the computing curriculum.

Introduced into schools in September, the curriculum teaches skills such as writing computer code.

“We are committed to supporting tech companies to connect with our schools – preparing young people to succeed in the global race” she will say.

“Increasing the focus on subjects like computing is a key part of our plan for education – which is why we are investing in the latest training and support so our teachers are fully prepared to plan, teach and assess the new computing curriculum.”