Nine in ten CodeClan students could not afford a place without industry support
Almost nine in ten CodeClan students could not afford a place at the digital skills academy without industry partner support, research has revealed.
The study released by CodeClan shows that 89 per cent of students taking coding, software development and data courses are unable to cover their education costs.
However, organisations have partnered with the digital skills academy to their “pay it forward” scheme, which covers the costs of around one third of the course fees.
The research shows that this has helped the academy place over 2,000 students into roles in the tech sector at around 300 companies.
The scheme, CodeClan’s Emerging Talent Fund, was launched to address the shortage of women, individuals from the LGBTQ community and people from underrepresented ethnic groups in tech.
CodeClan chief executive Loral Quinn said: “We have an ongoing commitment to getting diverse talent into the ecosystem faster, while helping companies to become more successful, and the research shows how important our industry partnerships are.
"Against a backdrop of economic headwinds, and a cost-of-living crisis, existing and planned collaborations and our new Emerging Talent Fund can help to address a challenging environment.”