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From Robots Giving Evidence to Lords to Virtual Reality Headsets

From robots giving evidence to the Senate to Mark Zuckerberg unveiling a high-end virtual reality headset he hopes will replace laptops and, in turn, change the way people work, it’s been a big deal for the tech sector. It was an amazing few days.

The fact that technology continues to change our lives at an incredible pace means that children and young people will have to change with it, says coding expert and UK’s largest coding company. says Manny Aswal, the school’s founder.

At a groundbreaking hearing on Tuesday, a robot badged as “the world’s first surreal robot artist” was unveiled before the Lords Communications and Digital Commission as part of an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. Appeared in

Just one day later, Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Quest Pro. This is a £1,500 high-end virtual reality headset that hopes to change the way people work. The headset is aimed at his 200 million people who use new PCs at work each year and believes it will one day replace them. Many of its features are aimed at architects, engineers and designers.

Athwal, chief executive of the West Midlands-based School of Coding, said these breakthroughs would not have been possible without coding.

“Coding is the future. It is a skill that powers our entire digital world, and it is a skill that is becoming as important to young people as reading and writing. There is,’ he said.

Widening skills gap

Athwal is concerned that if young people do not have programming skills, the skills gap will widen in the digital job market.

“The rapid technological developments we have seen in recent years have widened the digital skills gap.

“While the developments reported in the media this week show how much impact coding is having on the world we live in, at this point I am not convinced there are enough young people with the skills to meet the demand. Is not.”

As it stands, the government’s Industrial Strategy Council estimates that by 2030, 5 million workers could lack the basic digital skills needed in the UK workforce.

“The widening skills gap, coupled with increased competition in the job market, means it is more important than ever that young people have the skills they need in the job market,” he said.

Addressing the coding skills gap

Today, School of Coding offers young people in Shropshire, Wolverhampton and the Black Country the opportunity to participate in a program of free, fully accredited coding courses.

Intensive courses are for 16-29 year olds who are not currently employed, educated or trained.

With options ranging from a 3-day bootcamp to a 10-day “Introduction to Gaming” course, the program offers a variety of foundational skills that can be applied to different careers in the tech sector.

This course is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of coding, from reading and writing code to developing skills to code in Python, the coding language used by world-leading organizations such as Google, Netflix, and NASA. It has been. No prior coding knowledge required.

If you choose to complete your course remotely or at one of the School of Coding’s educational centers in Telford, Shrewsbury or Wolverhampton, those who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. receive.

For those who live outside of Shropshire, Wolverhampton and the Black Country, Athwal encourages parents to enroll their children in the School of Coding for a free trial lesson.

He added: Not only do we expect your child to enjoy coding, but it may also increase their interest in a future career in coding.

“Coding opens doors and presents opportunities. The possibilities are truly endless, from software design to cybersecurity to games and more. Without coders, companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft would not exist. This is very immeasurable in today’s world.”

Manny Athwal – CEO, School of Coding Limited UK & SOC Blended Learning Ireland

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