25 October 2023

Metro Bank organises tech workshops for kids

Written By FinTech Alliance

Metro Bank organises tech workshops for kids

Metro Bank has held a series of tech workshops for primary school children from the most deprived parts of London.

In brief:

-Metro ran 16 sessions with employees volunteering to attend the seven participating schools to teach the children basic coding skills using micro:bit.

-The micro:bit was originally created as part of the BBC’s Make It Digital initiative.

-The programme, called Tech Zone, is set to be expanded next year and could make its way to branches, where Metro already offers a financial education programme for young kids called Money Zone.

What does this mean?

Hussain, CIO of Metro Bank says: "As a community bank, we wanted to inspire the next generation - especially kids who may not have easy access to tech - to consider working in this field. Our ultimate aim is to create future engineers by generating excitement about careers in engineering and wider tech through awesome tech role models - namely our colleagues.

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