Stralfors teaches schoolchildren to programme during The Hour of Code

Schoolchildren are to learn how to programme – not just at school, but also with help from the world of business. On 9 December, Stralfors will invite two classes from the 6th grade to their head office in Solna for a half-day course on IT skills.

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We hope that both children and teachers will gain an insight into how simple and fun coding can be, says Tomas Sjöström, President of the Data Management Division at Stralfors.

This training day goes under the name of The Hour of Code and is part of the international Computer Science Week, which is held all around the world on 9-15 December. Both schools and companies are being encouraged to take part in the event. The aim is to encourage more schoolchildren and teachers to learn more about programming.

During the course of an hour, The Hour of Code, participants will have access to educational material showing that virtually anyone can learn the basics of computer programming.

In all, 60 pupils and five teachers from the English School in Järfälla have been invited to Stralfors’ training day in Solna on 9 December. Once there, they will be able to try their hand at programming on more than 30 computers. The pupils and teachers will also be able to ask questions to employees at Stralfors who use programming in their day-to-day work.

“We hope that both children and teachers will gain an insight into how simple and fun coding can be, and what kind of career opportunities it can offer. Why try for Pop Idol when you can come to The Hour of Code?” says Tomas Sjöström, President of the Data Management Division at Stralfors.

Stralfors has operations in seven countries and a vision of being a leading player in the world of communication.

“It’d be great to take part in The Hour of Code next year as well, maybe in seven capital cities connected by a video link. The business world needs more IT role models, and more teenagers with exciting business concepts to challenge us, the established companies.”