Young people should learn about software, not PowerPoint
October 13, 2011 in News Roundup
The Chief Operating Officer of the regional software initiative was inspired to write a blog post after watching BBC’s Newsnight feature about a report on the games industry and ICT education.
After having suffered through painstakingly boring Word-sessions during his own school years, Dunn was not pleased to hear little had changed in modern IT education.
“It’s hugely disappointing to see similar frustrations being voiced by young people in the report”, he wrote.
According to Dunn, it’s essential that the curricula meets the needs of the growing software industry and inspires local young people to consider careers in software.
Sunderland Software City has recently increased their stakes in tackling the problem by appointing a new Community engagement and education manager, Helen Ross.
“It is not just a case of us sitting back and waiting for the government to take action”, Dunn wrote.
“All of us have a role to play in inspiring and supporting fresh talent into our industry.”
Read Dunn’s post in full on Sunderland Software City’s website.