Ada welcomes Minister for the Cabinet Office to talk about youth opportunities in cyber
Ada, the National College for Digital skills welcomed a senior government minister, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt. Hon. Steve Barclay MP today to meet with staff and students.
During the visit the Minister met with Ada’s industry partners from King and Deloitte to discuss how talented young people can be upskilled in cyber security. The Minister also took some time to speak with Sixth-form students about how the Government can support their career ambitions and future aspirations.
Set up in 2016 to address a talent shortage and lack of diversity in the digital industry, Ada offers a specialist sixth form and degree-level apprenticeships. It works directly with employers, big and small, to help students develop marketable skills and industry nous.
Co-founder and Chief Executive of Ada, National College for Digital Skills, Mark Smith said:
“It was great to see the Minister at our college. We were able to showcase why further education in digital skills is vital to not only giving more opportunities to our country’s youth, but also for our future as a forward-looking nation.
“The Government’s commitment to providing more opportunities to students in cyber is welcome. We look forward to working together to make sure that any student, no matter their background, can find a fulfilling career in the technology sector.
“I am grateful that the Minister took the time to speak to our students who are passionate about a career in digital technology. I am sure they will take a lot from their conversations with him as they start their journey in digital.”