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PwC’s Academy partners with Code Nation to bring coding courses to UAE

Rohma Sadaqat /Dubai
rohma@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 2, 2021
Virtual training programmes will develop technical skills for young professionals to serve the nation’s digital economy


PwC's Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has introduced a number of courses tailored for professionals at each stage of their coding journey.

In partnership with UK-based digital education pioneer, Code Nation, the qualifications aim to support national initiatives and future strategies in the UAE. The three-week-long virtual learning courses are available from September 12, 2021.

Of particular relevance to the UAE’s “National Program for Coders”, an initiative that seeks to make the UAE the world’s foremost destination for coders and future innovators, the partnership offers a valuable contribution to reducing the current technical skills gap in the region, and supporting the country’s vision for the future.

By leveraging a combination of technologies, the coding courses offer participants flexible, individual learning plans – enabling personal communication and collaboration with their instructors in real-time. The additional support of a development team, access to team chats and screen shares creates a supportive learning environment that enables students to quickly and confidently gain proficiency in coding skills. The result for participants is the potential to become immediately employable, transition to new roles within their existing organisations, and gain knowledge of one of the most trending skills in today’s digital economy.

Amanda Line, PwC’s Academy ME leader, said: “The speed of adaptation to new needs, technologies and skills has become essential for the success of individuals, organisations and governments. This is immediately visible in countries as ambitious as the UAE, where the leadership has long recognised the crucial role that advanced technology plays in the economic and social progress of the nation. The programmes we have developed with Code Nation are practical, professional and ensure world class capability for application in our region.”

David Muir, CEO and founder, Code Nation, added: “At Code Nation, we believe that anyone can learn to code...and gain access to the growing number of positions in the thriving tech workforce. Whilst our pioneering courses and programmes have seen great success in the UK, our partnership with PwC’s Academy enables us to bring our expertise to the region – inspiring more UAE nationals and expats to gain the technical skills today’s employers are looking for. We're excited to be working with PwC on this important programme in the region.”

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Rohma Sadaqat

I am a reporter and sub-editor on the Business desk at Khaleej Times. I mainly cover and write articles on the UAE's retail, hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors.Originally from Lahore, I have been living in the UAE for more than 20 years. I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Journalism, and a double minor in History and International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.If you see me out and about on assignment in Dubai, feel free to stop me, say hello, and we can chat about the latest kitten videos on YouTube.





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