Government Invests in Digital Skills

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Learning digital skills like coding and understanding new technologies are essential for the jobs of today and tomorrow. That’s why the Government of Canada has made a historic investment to help more than one million young Canadians and their teachers learn digital skills like coding.

CanCode is a $50-million program that will give over 1 million teachers and students, from kindergarten to Grade 12, the opportunity to learn digital skills like coding. This includes giving thousands of Canadian teachers the know-how to incorporate new digital skills and technologies into their classrooms.

“As the MP for Sault Ste. Marie and Chair of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus I am pleased to see that this funding will allow for hands-on coding and programming experiences to schools across Northern Ontario. In total, over 30,000 students will be able to gain important skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to help them achieve further academic success.” stated Terry Sheehan

CanCode is one of the many digital skills programs offered by the Government that seek to bridge the digital divide and help Canadians access digital technology and develop the skills they need to use them. It aligns with the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs and ensure Canadians have the skills to succeed.