Codez学院(3)

In 2005, at the age of 15, 院长 Jenkins was told he had the reading age of an eight-year old. He grew up with dyslexia and dyscalculia, meaning he left school with few prospects. But now, eleven years later, 院长 is the founder of start-up Codez学院

关于他如何到达那里的故事是一个鼓舞人心的故事。

“对我来说很难。我觉得离开学校后无处可去,” 院长 started.

在他几乎没有其他选择的情况下,他得到了地板伟德app德官方版。它’s something he did for a few years until he started to suffer back trouble. Someone who loves the outdoors, 院长 became a greenkeeper, but there was no improvement in his back pain and he was laid off.

In 2010, 院长 had an operation on his back and he was hoping for a brighter future. But things took a turn for the worst a short while after the operation. He was still feeling some discomfort in his back and one night, got up from the table but suffered paralysis from his waist down. Thankfully, he regained some movement shortly after and two months later discovered a 6cm marker needle had been left in his body from the surgery.

Another operation followed, and 院长 was dealt another blow.

“最难的部分是我身处困境。有人告诉我’足以接受这些好处,” he said.

2012 was when things took a turn for the better. 院长 took his opportunity to change his life. He opened a sweet shop next to his grandmother’s house.

“我一周的收入只有50英镑,但比起抚养家庭要好得多。”

院长’雄心壮志和决心要成功意味着他不是’内容。他开始学习如何为商店建立网站。他没有’t like the ‘drag & drop’ system used by some web providers. So he started to look more at web design and front-end web development. A job in the industry and an attempt at launching his own business soon followed. At that time, 院长 found running his own business a challenge, but found a thirst for teaching.

两者结合

Following his second operation, 院长 had discovered a love for two things; web-design and development and teaching.

“在经历了学校生活并且没有受过良好的教育之后,我决定开始教授职业技能。如何建立网站和应用程序之类的东西。”

That planted an idea in 院长’的头就这样诞生了 Codez学院.

“我们做过的第一门课程是八岁的孩子。我们教了八岁的孩子如何用HTML / CSS建立网站。”

但是Codez学院不是’t just about teaching children how to code. What makes 院长 and Codez学院 different is an appetite to teach adults a set of skills that are so alien to many of them.

院长 explained: “We’现在已经成长为成人市场,因此“数字根”就是要让人们找到伟德app德官方版。”

Codez学院(1)

Digital Roots是一个为期三个月的成人项目。在第一个月中,他们将学习必要的技能,然后在完成两个月的教学和伟德app德官方版经验相结合的学习之前。

“Codez学院是关于职业技能的。我们’寻求改变数字领域儿童和成人的教学方式。将来,我们希望成长为电影,音乐和广阔的领域。

“我的十年目标是在南威尔士州建立一所创意大学,使年长的孩子们可以从学校毕业并从事创造性的伟德app德官方版,而不是学习。”

At the moment, Codez学院 teaches children aged 8-14, with 院长 explaining that coding is still viewed as a “geeky”对于年长的青少年来说,这是一件好事,但他预计这一变化将在2020年实现。

保养后

可以理解的是,孩子们得到的项目要小得多,其结果立即可见,因此他们可以看到他们所学的成果。但是对于成年人来说,项目是长期的,尤其要关注这些技能如何使他们的伟德app德官方版生活受益。 Codez学院将成年人置于一个伟德app德官方版办公的环境中,来来往往的客户流连忘返,使他们能够随心所欲地建立伟德app德官方版组合。

院长 didn’t want a ‘教他们技能,让他们出门’ model.

“We’不想这样做,” he said. “我们要在他们完成课程后将他们雇用。我们正在与几个Web设计机构进行交流,但是有许多较小的企业有兴趣采用它们。那里’那里很有趣。”

Interestingly, 院长 explained that not all of Codez学院’的学生正在寻求这项伟德app德官方版。取而代之的是,许多企业主希望扩展自己的技能以发展自己的公司,有些人则想创办自己的企业并寻求帮助他们做到这一点的技能。

出去吗

我们都读或看过多少篇文章和博客,而抱怨孩子们缺乏时间在户外玩耍,他们宁愿呆在游戏机,笔记本电脑,甚至平板电脑和手机上,呆在里面?

院长 agrees that children should spend time being children outside. “但是事情在变” he said. “如果他们能够建立与未来相关的技能,那么是的,他们应该学习编码。”

“I don’不想让孩子一直将头埋在笔记本电脑或平板电脑中,而要在夏天或半学期带着我们的假日训练营,他们白天进来,然后按通常的家庭时间离开。他们’我还有时间玩。”

他加了:“我认为,在未来五年中,预计将有230万个与编码相关的伟德app德官方版将被取消。’让孩子们学会这些技能至关重要。”

教育足够好吗? 

Following conversations with businesses and organisations around South Wales, 院长 believes there is a significant lack of relevant coding skills in the country. He says there are plenty of front-end development jobs available, but nowhere near enough candidates.

Codez学院

“我们正在努力改变这种状况。但这必须从小开始。否则他们会达到16至20岁的某个年龄,’不想做这样的事情,因为他们没有’与其长大或被教导如何做。我们需要更改该系统。”

The Welsh Government is currently assessing the possibility of introducing coding to the curriculum in 2020. And while that is a positive thing in 院长’我的想法是,这有很大的问题。

“The problem we’仍然有学者在塑造课程。应该有像我和其他人所说的有创造力的人‘不,这是应该做的方式’,并与更多企业合作,找出他们需要和需要的技能。学校是关于学校的。它’与如何就业无关,这需要进行大规模的改变。”

但是,2020年为时已晚吗?“Yes,” 院长 answered immediately.

“我希望现在以正确的方式引入它。或明年。问题是,他们’现在要创建课程,需要四到五年的时间才能完成,’到学校上课时,孩子们已经过时了。”

“在这个行业中,六个月之内一切都将发生变化。那里’新事物的出现和新事物的发展。作为开发人员,我们’必须跟上这个,老师可以’跟上它。应该是像Codez Academy这样的组织进入学校并教孩子们,因为我们’不断了解该行业的发展趋势。

“They’不能训练老师去做这项伟德app德官方版。它’我花了四年多的时间来教别人,所以我可以’看到老师完成了为期六到十二周的课程,并且对教满孩子的教室感到自在。”

Acknowledging that he has come a long way since struggling with unemployment and back operations, 院长 realises there is still a long way to go for Codez学院. But he is already receiving recognition for his work so far. In March, he was named ‘年度企业家’在``Caerphilly商业论坛奖''。那’s not the goal for 院长, however. He has a genuine appetite to teach coding, to prepare adults and children for a working future.

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