The People’s Plan
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Nicky Whiting
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Bring IT Professionals into Schools

What

The IT training we are providing to children is better than it used to be but we need to get IT professionals from across the IT sector (Developers, Analysts, Cybersecurity people, IT support people etc) to go into the schools and a) make sure the kids understand the opportunities there are in IT and b) to actually deliver some of the training

Why

We desperately need to improve IT skills in children and make them appreciate that there are some fantastic opportunities in this sector from a careers point of view. I don't think teachers are necessarily best placed to get this across to children unless they've been working in the IT sector themselves. We've got to make IT an attractive option and train children with relevant and up to date skills in this area.

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