Ada (The National College for Digital Skills)
Ada, the National College of Digital Skills’ mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent.
The digital industry is experiencing epic growth but there is a talent shortage. Over 130,000 tech occuptions are available each year in the UK but students are leaving education without sufficient knowledge and experience to get the job. We want to alter this. With Ada, students can learn relevant digital abilities to pursue their dream job in tech. We are a unique community that puts computer programming at the heart of everything we do. Our students are the future game-changers: challenging the norm, excited by altering, and resilient in the face of adversity. We want to remove the glass ceiling for women and individuals from low-income backgrounds in the tech industry. Everyone, from any background, is entitled to quality education and a better future. Our community is united by digital so we work closely with Haringey Council and the local community to ensure the inclusion extends beyond the walls of Ada.
ABOUT ADA LOVELACE
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was a British computing pioneer from the 19th century regarded as the first programmer. Ada was the bold visionary who recognized the potential of computers to solve problems in many areas, from maths to music, and she embodies our College’s values:
Learning is about more than facts and figures. It’s about discovering how things work. It’s about different people, cultures, and environments and a strong appreciation for the new.
Quality comes from the discipline of hard logic, honest challenge, thorough analysis, and precise execution and communication.
Ambiguity and uncertainty are our friends. That’s why we make the space to imagine, to connect the unconnected, and to be inspired to create the new, and to solve the unsolved.
Individually we can be great but together we are greater than the sum of our parts. We show people how to get the best out of each other, how to motivate each other, how to co-create and how to come together to solve the challenges and create the new.
Adversity and alter are inevitable factors we face in life. We build an adaptable and flexible mindset to ensure you are armored to face the future with confidence.