Microsoft launches digital skills programme at UTC Reading
UTC Reading has added a new digital skills programme to its curriculum.
‘Explore the Digital Future’ is a new Microsoft offering which aims to prepare students for the modern workplace by introducing them to topics such as artificial intelligence, big data, the internet of things and coding.
The programme offers discovery sessions, hands-on experiences and qualifications for 11 to 16-year-olds.
UTC Reading, which specialises in engineering and computer science, has quickly added the new programme into its curriculum.
“Explore the Digital Future has been fantastic as a way to introduce technology, coding and digital skills to my pupils,” said Robert Bradley, director of computing at UTC Reading.
“One of my classes started an interesting discussion on diversity and inclusivity. It is important that everyone in society is included in the creation of technology so it is truly inclusive of the people who will use it and benefit everyone.
“Explore the Digital Future has been quick and easy to implement and builds on top of the existing curriculum. It doesn’t replace what I’m currently teaching, it adds to it, taking learning in new and exciting directions.”