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EDUCATION & SKILLS


CodeClan joins forces with Tech Army


Scotland’s national digital skills academy has partnered with the Scottish Tech Army. Graduates of CodeClan will


have the opportunity to work alongside the volunteer group’s 1,000-plus developers on public sector and social enterprise proj- ects, providing a springboard into new digital careers. Te Scottish Tech Army was


launched in April 2020 to harness the skills of the Scottish tech community and support organi- sations on the front line dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the launch more than


1,200 volunteers have joined, working on more than 175 proj- ects. Organisations supported to date include Young Enterprise Scotland, Govan Community


Project, Edinburgh Community Food, Voluntary Services Aber- deen, Inspiring Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. Alistair Forbes, founding di-


rector and CEO of Scottish Tech Army, said: “CodeClan gradu- ates have found that working on these projects has given them a valuable opportunity to put the skills they gained to practical use, work with experienced technologists and build their professional networks. Tey have also played an important part in the delivery of our ser- vices across Scotland and we’re delighted to be extending our partnership with CodeClan.” CodeClan has experienced


record demand for its program- ming, data and bespoke courses in 2020, and has produced more


Melinda Matthews-Clarkson of CodeClan, left, and Alistair Forbes of Scottish Tech Army. Photograph by Ken Sjöberg


than 1,000 graduates since open- ing its doors in 2015. Melinda Matthews-Clarkson,


CEO of CodeClan, said: “We are excited to formalise our partner- ship with the Scottish Tech Army, which has already done so much important work for so many Scotland-based organisations that have faced incredible chal- lenges because of Covid. For our graduates, working on real-world projects can provide invaluable experience, experience which we can see has also helped many of them to secure employment.”


CodeClan has made a series of


appointments to its leadership team over the last few weeks, with Neil Brown joining as chief operating officer from Te Data Lab, Damien Miller’s hire as chief delivery officer, and Bill Douglas replacing Polly Purvis as chair. Matthews-Clarkson added:


“We’re pleased to have strength- ened our leadership team in re- cent times and as we look ahead to 2021 our focus will remain on our team, our graduates and continuing to build our employer and partner networks.” l


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