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£20m plan to plug cybersecurity skills gap

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced a £20-million initiative aimed at tackling a lack of cybersecurity expertise by training 5,700 teenagers in advanced computer skills by 2021.

A combination of classroom-based and online teaching for 14-to-18-year-olds will be delivered through a nationwide network of extracurricular clubs and activities. An online game will also enable pupils to learn alongside their secondary studies.   

Prospective students, teachers, industry representatives and volunteers are being invited to register their interest.

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