Coding is a core skill for tomorrow’s workers. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, one of the top ten job skills for 2021 was technology design and programming. Empowering students with valuable coding and technology skills enables them to be immediately effective in the workplace.
As the exclusive provider of coding certifications, such as IT Specialist, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, and App Development with Swift, we’re always excited to see initiatives that help make these skills available to students around the world. That’s why we’re so thrilled to support EU Code Week 2022. Get all the details about this year’s campaign!
What Is EU Code Week?
EU Code Week (October 8-23, 2022), now in its tenth year, started as a grass-roots initiative that celebrates creativity, problem solving, and collaboration through coding and other tech activities for people of all ages.
Whether you have any coding or programming knowledge or not, you can easily organize a lesson in your classroom, an open day, or an activity at your school. Just find a date and register your activity here. Looking for an event you can participate in as an individual? EU Code Week has plenty to offer. You can find activities linked below.
Why Is EU Code Week Awesome?
EU Code Week offers all students the possibility to make their first steps as digital creators, by providing schools and teachers free professional development opportunities, teaching resources, international challenges and opportunities to exchange. In 2021, 4 million people in more than 80 countries around the world took part in EU Code Week. The average participant was 11 years old and 49% of participants in 2021 were women or girls. 88% of EU Code Week events took place in schools, which show that efforts to empower teachers during the 2021 campaign have been successful.
How Do I Participate?
EU Code Week events will be celebrated from October 8-23, 2022! You can join any number of fun and engaging activities remotely at home or in school. To make it easier to take part in activities remotely, the EU Code Week team has placed filters on their activity map to allow you to easily find online activities. Every day of Code Week, you will be able to browse the calendar and take part in the activities that interest you most. The topics of these featured events vary from workshops on gaming, AI, and app design. They even have an online bootcamp for teachers who are just getting started with coding. Plus, Certiport partners all over Europe are organizing events, including:
Ready to bring Code Week to your classroom? Learn more about Code Week here.