YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP invests in digital education, developing the skills necessary for a thriving digital economy, creating a large, diverse talent pool from which our industry and wider communities can prosper.
Our education programmes cover the whole lifecycle of learning: supporting the teaching of digital skills at primary and secondary schools; incubating tech talent in secondary school students and partnering with world-class universities in higher education.
YNAP is a member of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, set up to provide training for digital jobs to 1 million young people by 2020.
young talents between 3-10 years
have been trained since 2016
In 2018 55%
of talents trained
were trained in 2018
The hours of training
in digital skills and coding
attending the Imperial Code Lab
Powered by YNAP classes were inspired to study computer science at GCSE level
schools have taken part
in Fondazione Golinelli & YNAP’s programmes in Bologna
Source: 2018 YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
IMPERIAL CODE LAB
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities, to launch the “Imperial CodeLab Powered by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP”, which aims to boost digital skills, particularly among girls, and develop a diverse talent pool of future innovators.
Targeted at children between the ages of 8 and 14, with a particular focus on the West London community, CodeLab introduces children to computer science and looks to tackle the lack of diversity and gender equality within the technology industry.
As part of its commitment of promoting and supporting digital education, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Fondazione Golinelli, Italian foundation which focuses on spreading culture through innovative and creative projects, with the objective of introducing schools to the opportunities which coding can offer to young girls and boys today.
Primarily focused on primary and secondary school students, activities, workshops and events are regularly organized in Italy, to allow participants to explore the digital world, through robotics, visual coding, cryptography, coding, virtual reality and design, thanks to the unique and specific contribution and know-how of YNAP volunteers.
The Imperial Codelab Hackathon organized in July 2018 at the YNAP Tech Hub in London, saw the participation of more than 60 children, and has been one of the main pillars of the Royal Visit of Prince Charles and Camilla.