Here at CircuitWorx we think it’s fantastic news that the Department for Education has chosen to establish a National Centre for Computing Education, with the aim of driving excellence in computing across England. In November 2017, the government announced £84 million of funding for computing in order to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science, with a particular focus on getting girls into computing and those in disadvantaged areas.
The new centre will be implementing an ambitious package of measures to support and improve the provision of computing education in England, including an established network of computing hubs, a teacher training programme, and an AS and A level support programme.
We believe it’s important to promote STEM skills in education, particularly with the growing shortage of computing engineers in this country and hope this new initiative will produce some growth in this area in the future!
Find out more information on the new National Centre for Computing Education here.