In response to the Logan Review, DYW Glasgow have developed the Digital Critical Friends initiative in collaboration with ScotlandIS. This ensures that every secondary school Glasgow City Region will have a senior tech expert from a leading technology business at their disposal – a Digital Critical Friend.
In 2020, the Logan Review looked at the Scottish technology sector and concluded that computing science should be treated as a core school subject in the same way as maths and physics. The aim for this legacy building initiative is to ensure the curriculum is industry relevant; teachers are upskilled and sector savvy; and young people have an increased awareness of digital career opportunities and what is required to get roles in this sector.
As young people become digitally literate and able to confidently compete in the digital job market, it will help reduce the attainment gap, inequality and generational poverty. By directly incorporating tech businesses within secondary schools, it is hoped there will be an increased confidence to create more entry level positions for school leavers who will have the required tech skills and motivation.
Opportunities for individuals and business include:
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