Two-thirds of UK business leaders say teaching children tech is more important than maths

The importance of teaching technology in schools outranks even maths and the sciences, according to more than two-thirds (68%) of industry experts polled in a new survey. Education Technology reports.

The research is detailed in ‘More than Code’, a report by tech recruitment website CWJobs, based on a survey of approximately 500 IT decision leaders in the UK.

Other key findings include:

  • 53% said schoolchildren are not taught sufficient tech specialisms
  • 73% thought children should be introduced to tech skills in primary school
  • 86% would consider partnering their business with a school or college in a bid to help close the tech skills 

“What’s clear is that learning a tech skill isn’t just something that’s relevant for one role or one industry,” said CWJobs director, Dominic Harvey. “The entire UK workforce needs to be embracing it if the country is to remain competitive on the world stage.”

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