2. Enhance the inmates’ understanding of a hype-connected world and environment through increased knowledge of software and coding;
3. Improve the skills of prison trainers/educators to train inmates on basic programming by developing and piloting a training programme for staff (blended learning);
4. Promote the cooperation of prisons with external organisations that can provide job placement for inmates after release in the software development field;
5. Raise the awareness of prison staff, management, educators/trainers and policy makers to the importance of digital/ coding skills enhancement for inmates.
Coding in prison as a valuable outside tool for employment (Coding-OUT) aims to help break the cycle of incarceration by teaching inmates coding skills that can significantly increase their chances of employment after release. As such, the project will have an overall impact on participating prisons, inmates, teachers, educational/ training providers and local communities. Thus, the following short and medium-term impacts are expected for the different stakeholders:
1. Improve educational and vocational offers to inmates by adding coding in their curricula;
2. Creating of links and establish partnerships with industry experts and employers in this field that can provide job placement for inmates after release in the software development field;
3. Increased understanding of the benefits of collaborative work in European context.