The British authorities calculated that by 2022 the IT industry will need 518 thousand specialists. The problem is that over the past ten years only 164 thousand people were able to get the highest degree of education in the field of computer science. The task will be to solve the Programming Institute (IOC), the presentation of which was held at the World Economic Forum in January 2018 in Davos.
After long preparatory work, on June 21, he was officially launched in the House of Lords. The active start of the work of the institute will be able to become a significant contribution to solving the problems of finding talented programmers.
The Institute is a consortium from more than 60 universities, enterprises and sectoral experts who will receive £ 20 million to solve the problems and disadvantages of the development of the Digital Britain of the UK. Government investments in the amount of £ 20 million were complemented by another 20 million from investors from the industrial sector of the economy.
Teresa May noted that the Institute would play a key role in the development of digital skills and allow people (regardless of age) to obtain 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 British Computer Society and Crest.
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