Code powers our digital world and is becoming integral to all industries. Every website, smartphone app, computer programme, calculator and even microwave relies on code to operate. With this evolution, coders are now becoming the architects and builders of the digital age and we want to ensure that the youth sector is not left behind in providing vital opportunities to young people, allowing them to join this new generation of coders.
Generation Code provides coding training and resources to youth workers across the UK, upskilling them and enabling them to pass on this knowledge to other youth workers and young people in their network. During the programme, 16,000 hard-to-reach young people will discover how computers work, how to code and even how to make their own app to help inspire future career and education choices by showcasing the greater opportunities available in the digital world.
The programme will provide youth workers with a BBC micro: bit to help the young people they work with get creative, get connected and get coding. Each youth workers is provided with a series of six fun and exciting 30-minute bitesize sessions, guiding young people through how computers work and even learning how to make their very own app or game.
Young people have the opportunity to enter The Generation Code Challenge. Using their new coding skills, young people will think about a new app idea to raise awareness about an issue, try to solve a problem, offer a service, or support a cause through tech and enter the competition for the opportunity to win prizes for their youth clubs.
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