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UK government announces £2.4 million investment to encourage more girls into computing

A measly 10 per cent of A Level computer science students are women, which in turn has a major impact on the pipeline of talent going into the tech industry.

The UK government has just announced investment in an initiative aimed at tackling this problem. Today, the Department of Education has granted £2.4 million of funding to the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project, which will trial a number of schemes aimed at improving girls’ participation in computing.

The project is a collaboration between a number of different organisations, which includes the Raspberry Pi Foundation, STEM Learning, British Computer Society (BCS), as well as Apps for Good and WISE.

Gattaca (LON:GATC) (formerly known as Matchtech Group) has grown into an international business with more than 800 staff around the world.
The Gattaca group of companies consists of a number of specialist recruitment brands including the UK’s number one engineering recruitment specialist (Matchtech) and a top five technology recruitment specialist (Networkers).

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