Support for young people to develop IT skills
INNOVATION Martlesham, the cluster of high-tech companies located at BT’s Adastral Park, has joined a national initiative which aims to encourage more young people to learn the coding skills which underpin digital technology.
Young Rewired State (YRS) aims to attract a record 500 participants to this year’s event, which is being hosted by 50 regional centres, including Innovation Martlesham, from August 6 to 12.
YRS founder Emma Mulqueeny said: “Our primary focus is to find, foster and challenge the young children and teenagers who are driven to teach themselves how to code. “We offer them the support that is missing from schools and colleges by providing mentors, broadening their horizons and introducing them to a network of like-minded peers.”
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Publish Date: 23/07/2012
Author/Source: Jacqui Phipps