Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today announced £50million worth of investment to upgrade Education Technology within schools.
The money will expand HWB, a programme improving the use of digital technology, and will be used to provide schools with equipment and increase understanding of Wales’ digital infrastructure. Local authorities will have a role in ensuring the funding is used appropriately in different areas.
In recent years digital education has been greatly enhanced in Wales. A dedicated fund has helped connect every school in Wales to superfast broadband, online personalised assessments have begun to be phased in, and digital competence has been embedded at the heart of the new curriculum.
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, said:
“I have been very clear that our education system needs to prepare our young people for life. Developing digital skills is an integral part of that.
“By supporting our schools and improving Wales’ digital infrastructure, this funding will help to give pupils the skills to meet the opportunities and challenges of the coming decades.”