Google and Microsoft back school skills drive

Ben Parfitt
Google and Microsoft back school skills drive

Some of the biggest technology companies in the world have today thrown their weight behind a renewed campaign to bring computer science back into UK schools.

Google and Microsoft have joined a vast new alliance of technology groups that call on Britain’s government to put an end to the so-called ‘digital skills gap’. Both endorse the long-held view that young British students are not being taught enough of the right skills for the new digital age of jobs.

The new movement to reform education – called the Next Gen Skills Campaign – has the backing of major international games companies such as Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Electronic Arts and Activision.

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Tags: Microsoft , google , Next-gen , campaign , skills

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