Tech Skills (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3494
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you pledge to work with big business to encourage greater corporate sponsorship of coding schools, thus allowing those from less affluent backgrounds a chance to get a foothold in the tech and creative economy?

Answer

Answer for Tech Skills (2)

Answer for Tech Skills (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Digital Skills Programme will work with business to encourage sponsorship of digital skills provision.  There will be a focus on provision for underrepresented groups, including BAME and women and also on East London, with the aim of addressing demographic and socio-economic barriers to accessing these industries.