12th November 2014
Investing in our youth to boost employment in Europe
Investing in the right training and education for youth will help boost employment across Europe according to Bill Liao, co-founder of the non-profit CoderDojo clubs which teach young people how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games.
Learning to embrace digital technology from a young age
Europe’s policymakers can support their youngest citizens by focusing on training and educational opportunities that reflect the skill set needed to meet future labour market needs, which, according to CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao, will be technologically-driven.
CoderDojo has become a global phenomenon since it was founded in Cork, Ireland, by James Whelton and Bill Liao in 2011. There are now 25,000 members (aged 7 – 17 years) in over 500 clubs across 50 countries. 15,000 of those youngsters are members of the 350 European CoderDojo clubs.
We have no laurels to rest on. So many kids are yet to have the opportunity to experience all that coding brings.
– Bill Liao, CoderDojo co-founder