Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, CEO, CodeClan (by Stewart Attwood)
  • Scotland’s digital skills academy has been running Professional Software Development, Data Analysis and Web Development courses since 2015 and now has campuses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness
  • CodeClan team and candidates are now back on campus in Edinburgh and Glasgow, combined with continuing remote learning via virtual classrooms
  • CEO Melinda Matthews-Clarkson comments on recent Scottish Government commissioned Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review by Mark Logan

EDINBURGH, Glasgow, Inverness, 24th September 2020 – CodeClan has passed one thousand graduates at Scotland’s national digital skills academy, where it has been running Professional Software Development, Data Analysis, and Web Development course since it opened its doors in 2015.  With campuses in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness, the CodeClan team and many candidates are now back on campus in Edinburgh and Glasgow combined with continuing remote learning via virtual classrooms. 

CodeClan CEO Melinda Matthews-Clarkson said: “We are not going to pretend that the last few months have been easy but it’s nice to take a moment to see how far we have come as we mark our thousandth graduate.  It’s exciting to get people back on campus, albeit in a restricted fashion for the foreseeable future, and we’re really pleased that our virtual classrooms have come into their own since lockdown.” 

Commenting on the recently published Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review, commissioned by the Scottish Government and authored by former Skyscanner COO Mark Logan, which identified “Education and Training” as of the fundamental requirements for the future success of Scotland’s digital sector, Matthews Clarkson added: “The Logan Review illustrates in no uncertain terms how important education and training is if we want to take our digital sector to the next level in Scotland.  It’s great to see the Scottish Government already moving on the report’s recommendations so there’s a real collective feeling in the tech community that we’re now pointed in the right direction.” 

CodeClan is set to mark its 5th anniversary next month.  Initially funded by the Scottish Government, CodeClan is now run as a not-for-profit self-funded organisation, working with hundreds of employers across Scotland from startup to global corporate level.