As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse workforce, Hamilton Forth is a signatory of the Digital Technology Education Charter.
The aim of the Charter is to bring together industry, organisations, individuals, and academia in Scotland to inspire the next generation into computing related courses, to help close the digital skills gap by;
- Encouraging pupils to choose Computing Science where it is available to them as an option
- Bringing together schools, industry, academia, and other stakeholders to identify what more we can do together to help inspire the next generation into computing science
- Raising awareness of the diverse career opportunities available to young people in the Scottish tech sector
The uptake of Computing Science at schools has fallen dramatically over the last decade, along with the rapid decline of Computing Science teachers in Scotland and there are now too many schools in Scotland that do not offer the subject.
In contrast, Scotland has an exciting digital tech sector with excellent tech courses at college and university, and an enormous amount of goodwill to help inspire the next generation into the world of tech.
Hamilton Forth managing director, Ali Shaw, helped to set up the Charter. He commented; “Unearthing the next great tech talent is at the heart of what we do at Hamilton Forth. The clients we deal with from tech scale ups through to some of the world’s best brands and are all experiencing the pain of a digital skills shortage. There are just not enough people coming through the system with the right digital skills required to keep the sector in Scotland competitive.
“Now is the time to bring everyone together; kids, teachers, parents, and organisations that can inspire the next wave of great talent. The Charter is just the starting point, and I would encourage everyone to sign up and get involved.”
To find out more about the Charter and how to become a signatory, visit www.dteccharter.org