Hour of Code is coming up

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A worldwide, exciting, and inspiring opportunity to learn coding is coming up soon: Hour of Code! Over 293 million hours of coding practice and introduction have already been hosted worldwide in over 30 languages and with over 200,000 educators. The event takes place during the Computer Science Education Week (December 5-9), but Hour of Code events are hosted all year round. These events are designed to introduce anyone (aged 4-104) to the world of coding through simple, didactic tutorials. Participating is also free!

The Hour of Code organisers also offer free tutorials for you to test your coding knowledge (hint: no experience necessary, why not give it a go?).  

It is a great opportunity to join now and boost students’ interest in this exciting activity designed to demystify coding and inspire students to learn this pragmatic skill.

Learn more here: https://goo.gl/J1nQsp

Perhaps you may also want to inspire your students about coding by inviting business leaders in the information technology industry to your classroom? Using our filters, doing so is easy!

 

Report shows success of OECD countries in developing potential of younger workers

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PwC has published a report on the employability of students across OECD countries.

The report published by PwC estimates that if the UK and other OECD countries were to reduce the proportion of NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), the economy could grow up to 3%.

It highlights the importance of vocational training alongside traditional education, which can provide students with more options when transitioning to the employment world. In addition, early engagement in schools is encouraged through careers advice, work experience and mentoring.

Read the full report here.

Why not use our platform to invite business leaders to inspire your students to prepare them for entering the employment world?

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