Cardiff coding courses back by popular demand

Following the success of its courses throughout 2016, STEM organisation Codez Academy is to run a series of adult evening classes in November to help close the skills gap.

The courses, aimed at introducing adults to the world of technology, will take place at Rabble Studios. It’s one of the latest co-working spaces to open up for the creative community in Cardiff.

Starting on November 9th, the courses will build on the company’s mission to improve and increase digital skills in Wales. It also wants to reduce the barriers to tech-led jobs by offering affordable and accessible courses.

There’s currently a major tech skills crisis in the UK. One in ten adults have never used the internet, and many are missing out on lucrative job opportunities due to lacking appropriate digital literacy.

And despite this, government statistics reveal that over the next 20 years, 90% of all jobs will require some digital skills. Therefore, it’s pivotal that individuals prepare for this future scenario right now.

These courses will run across twelve weeks, with students spending six weeks learning and a further six weeks building practical skills. They’ll come away with the knowledge they need to flourish in today’s digital world.

Dean Jenkins, managing director of the academy, said: “Digital jobs are still on the rise in Wales and it is a sector which offers a wide range of opportunities for those who want to expand their prospects.

“It’s evident that digital expertise as a whole is now becoming an essential skill for employers, which is why this course will provide a guide to front end development for participants across a twelve week learning structure.

“Coding is a valuable qualification for anyone at any stage of their career. Not only will it build knowledge but we aim to also build digital confidence for those who are perhaps lacking.”