Education and Tech sector – sounding the alarm on diminishing gender diversity
This year's GCSE and A-Level results provided some sobering data on the number of female students taking computing-related programmes. Tech Partnership's Director of Comms reflects on the figures and on the way forward.
Drop in GCSE Computing students offers little hope for digital skills shortage
There was a drop in the overall figure for students in IT-related GCSE programmes this year. And although there was no change in the gender split, with only 21% students being female, the grade performance gap widened, with female students outperforming their male counterparts.
Leeds City Region school students hooked on tech challenges
Thousands of school students in Barnsley, Bradford, Harrogate, York and other Leeds City Region communities are taking to tech, thanks to #techgoals education programme.
- To ensure the UK's digital economy has the skills for growth
The Tech Partnership will:
- Inspire young people, particularly females, to pursue technology-related education and careers
- Create courses and qualifications which are valued by both IT employers and academics
- Support educators with industry-designed teaching resources and professional development
- Sector-led teaching resources and curriculum are widely used and transforming uptake
- Career options are well understood, with the Partnership’s widely recognised as the sector’s careers portal across the UK
- The Partnership is prominently leading employer action on gender, and the balance in entry level job roles is improving
Members of network
Accenture, American Express, Apple, ARM, Atos, Bloomberg, British Airways, BT, Cabinet Office, Cap Gemini, CGI, Cisco, Cognizant, Computer Associates, CSC, Direct Line, Ford, Fujitsu, Ginger Nut Media, Google, GSK, HP, HSCIC, IBM, Intel, KPMG, Lloyds, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, National Crime Agency, Nationwide, Network Rail, New Look, NIU Solutions, PWC, Samsung, SAS, Sky, TCS, Telefonica, Thales, UBS, United Utilities, VMWare, Vodafone, Wellcome Trust
Date of next meeting
Please contact Julie Feest to join this network.