Given the numbers we shall have to recruit into STEM industries in the next few years, we need many more employers to engage on a sustained basis to develop the necessary momentum and direction. Embedding the costs in to their budget and planning processes will enable their involvement to make a significant contribution to the solution of the STEM skills shortage.
This Sunday, voting in the first round of the French Presidential elections takes place, yet I find Student interest in the battle for the Élysée Palace across the Channel still heavily shadowed by the race for the White House across the pond. Is this because of language, culture or the varied mix of political parties in France? Or has euro-scepticism among British students increased?
So we've all heard about the plans for the UK government and various IT companies to help revamp the ICT education in schools so that it teaches coding instead of using software. But let's face it, it's not going to happen overnight. So if you're a kid or a parent wanting your kid to learn how to code now, you'd have to look for other options.