The next generation of digital specialists will be created through a new Institute of Coding, a consortium of universities including the Universities of Gloucestershire and Warwick, and business and industry experts, including Nuneaton-based Horiba Mira, Oxford-based Unipart Manufacturing and Worcester-based QinetiQ, which are set to receive £20 million to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap.
Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said:
“A world-class pipeline of digital skills are essential to the UK’s ability to shape our future.”
Professor Kamal Bechkoum, Head of the School of Business and Computing at the University of Gloucestershire said:
“Coding is fast becoming the most in-demand skill across industry. This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of Gloucestershire to play its part in a project that aims to reframe the education of coding to ensure employers have access to high quality graduates with the skills needed in the digital economy.”