Contest to Improve ICT Education in Wales

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NIACE Cymru, a Welsh charity that promotes adult learning with a particular focus on digital skills, launched a contest for young people in Ceredigion to help solve the issue of the digital skills shortage in the workplace. Young people are tasked with coming up with strategies for teaching ICT skills in Wales, in light of the growing market for digital skills in the country. From now until 2017, the country will need more than 745,000 new employees with ICT skills.

Entrants, who must be residents between 15 and 24 years old, can enter through Twitter or Instagram or by e-mail. If shortlisted, candidates will professionally record a vlog in Cardiff , which will be aired at the Digital 2015 conference in June.

Aaron Hill, NIACE Cymru’s Policy and Public Affairs Officer says, “NIACE is always looking for dangerous and innovative ideas to transform education. Now we want to focus specifically on the growing digital skills gap in Wales and across the UK – which starts with the way children and young people are taught ICT at school.”

More information can be found on the NIACE Cymru website.

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