AM WELCOMES DRIVE TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF CODING IN SCHOOLS

Local Assembly Member Dawn Bowden has spoken out in support of an innovative Welsh Government drive to increase understanding of coding in Welsh schools.  The Welsh Labour Government have announced significant funding, which will give greater access for pupils in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney to training in the latest technology.

Commenting on the announcement which meets a pledge in last year’s Welsh Labour Manifesto Dawn Bowden said:

“This is about equipping future generations the skills that will help them compete in a global market.  This is truly 21st century technology and I agree with the Welsh Labour Government that Wales has to be at the forefront.”

“We live in an increasingly digital world and we cannot ignore predictions that there will be 100,000 coding jobs by 2020.  I like the Welsh Government want Wales to host as many of these jobs as possible.”

“This is yet another positive example of this hard working Welsh Labour Government delivering on pledges, that I and others stood on last year.”