All three of Croydon’s MPs are backing Future Tech City, the borough’s largest tech education event, being staged next month in an effort to help the borough’s schools keep pace with the dizzying pace of developments in one of the most important areas of the modern curriculum.
Organised by Croydon Tech City, the event aims to work with local schools, primary and secondary, and local and national technology companies of all sizes, to help ensure better provision of technology education, both within the curriculum and as extracurricular activity.
Croydon Tech City, together with other local groups including the Lives Not Knives charity, has already done some valuable work introducing Code Clubs at primary schools throughout the borough.
“The delivery of tech and STEM education is not only crucial to the long-term education and careers of children, but is crucial to the success of the UK economy,” Nigel Dias, the co-founder of Croydon Tech City, said.
“If a longer term plan to create a pipeline for these types of skill groups is not designed and implemented, Britain will find itself less competitive as a tech industry, and even worse, risks wasting the current appetite for tech and the economic benefits associated with it.”
Future Tech City will be staged at the BRIT School on November 30, when there will be a morning of talks and panels by leading tech educationalists. There will be speakers from Code Club, Apps for Good, Young Rewired State, and technology executives from local and international tech firms.
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