WEA YMCA CC Cymru scoops National Coding Week Award 201602-March-2016
The winners of the 2016 National Coding Week Awards were announced today with thirty nine schools, libraries, hubs, businesses and individuals recognised for helping adults in communities across the UK learn crucial digital skills.
At the ceremony WEA YMCA CC Cymru was recognised for its contribution to the week-long event, winning the Award for Wales.
National Coding Week 2015 saw thousands of people taking part in events across the country, including coding workshops for beginners and free online taster sessions. Richard Rolfe co-founder of National Coding Week said “I am delighted that we were able to recognise so many achievements. National Coding Week relies on volunteers to inspire others to learn digital skills, so I’m delighted that we’re able to recognise so many of their achievements through the awards.
“With so much emphasis on children learning to code, many adults feel that they have missed out on the digital revolution which is why it’s vital that organisations such as WEA YMCA CC Cymru continue to support their local community by taking part in National Coding Week. They thoroughly deserve this recognition of their efforts and I look forward to working with them to bridge the digital skills gap even further in 2016!”
Chief Executive of WEA YMCA CC Cymru, Mark Isherwood said, “Winning the National Coding Award for Wales is a testament to the hard-work undertaken by our teams. The National Coding Week is a great initiative, and we look forward to taking this forward into the future for adult learners in Wales.”
National Coding Week, the week-long event offering adults an insight into digital industries, is set to return for the third time in 2016. With events planned up and down the country, National Coding Week will give adults an opportunity to learn how to write computer code, and potentially open the door to a new career.
National Coding Week will take place from September 19th - 25th. Adults can join local free-to-attend training sessions where they’ll be taught the basics of coding alongside other beginners with little or no previous knowledge.
National Coding Week 2016 starts on 19th September. Details of how to get involved will be announced on the website and Twitter.