School technology teaching receives financial boost

A new program is being introduced to improve the quality of technology teaching in the UK, according to an IT sector skills council, BCS reports. More than £5 million worth of funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families will be utilized to improve the education program available, e-skills council UK explained. The money will be used from primary through to college level and will help teachers and students to keep ahead of the latest IT developments. Karen Price, chief executive officer at e-skills UK, said: "The UK already has many excellent technology teachers as well as teachers who are inspirational in their use of ICT in lessons. "We believe that this programme will raise the overall standard to that of the very best, enhancing and enriching education for young people and their teachers."

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