YNAP Renews Support to Hour of Code Educational Initiative

MILAN — Yoox Net-a-porter Group renewed its commitment to support digital education by joining the Hour of Code initiative for the second year, the company said Tuesday.
Founded by nonprofit organization Code.org — which promotes computer programming skills — Hour of Code is a technology learning event running until Dec. 10 during Computer Science Education Week that involves tens of millions of students across 180 countries through more than 100,000 events.
By joining the program, the online luxury retailer brings coding to primary and secondary schools in London and Bologna, Italy, aiming to increase access to digital education and raise awareness of the importance of digital skills.
“As the job market becomes more digital and competitive by the day, it’s important that we provide the younger generations with the relevant skills they need,” said the group’s chief information officer Alex Alexander.
In particular, YNAP’s tech experts will volunteer in schools leading coding lessons, assisting IT teachers and hosting workshops.
In London, the group’s volunteers will visit schools near to the company’s new tech hub in White City, while in Italy, thanks to the partnership with Fondazione Golinelli, YNAP will host a series of public workshops for children aged six to 10 years.
In 2017, the online

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
YNAP Renews Support to Hour of Code Educational Initiative

YNAP Renews Support to Hour of Code Educational Initiative

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