AM welcomes drive to connect Ceredigion pupils with coding

Mid and West Wales AM Eluned Morgan 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, aimed at giving pupils in Ceredigion access to training in the latest technology.

The announcement meets a pledge in last year’s Welsh Labour Manifesto and is more evidence of Welsh Labour acting quickly to meet their promises.

Eluned Morgan said: “Having more Code Clubs in schools “Cracking the Code” means we’re equipping future generations with the skills to 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 out in front.

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

Technocamps, a project led by Swansea University with a University Hub based in Aberystwyth, is one of a number of local, national and international partners working with Welsh Government on this new plan to expand Code Clubs in Wales.