What is Theresa May preparing for? The prime minister has allocated a lot of money for programmers
Prime Minister’s Questions: 19 December 2018
British authorities it is estimated that by 2022 the IT industry will need 518 thousand specialists. The problem is that over the past ten years, only 164 thousand people have been able to obtain a higher education in computer science. The problem will be solved by the Institute of Programming (IoC), which was presented at the World Economic Forum in January Of 2018 in Davos.
After much preparatory work on June 21, it was officially launched in the House of Lords. The active beginning of the work of the institute can become a significant contribution to solving the problems of finding talented programmers.
Institute represents consortium of more than 60 universities, businesses and industry experts who will receive £20 million for solving the problems and gaps in the development of the UK digital industry. Government investment of £20 million were supplemented by another 20 million from investors from the industrial sector of the economy.
Theresa May noted that the institute will play a key role in the development of digital skills and will allow people (regardless of age) to acquire the necessary knowledge. The consortium consists of companies including IBM, Cisco, BT and Microsoft, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), 25 universities including the University of Manchester, and professional organizations such as the British Computer Society and CREST..
text: Evgeniya Likhodey, photo: UK prime minister / Twitter