Coding school Code Nation has launched its new Chester-based academy.

Located at Vivio HQ, the new base was opened by local MP Chris Matheson on Friday, which has the aim of addressing the digital skills shortage in Chester and throughout the UK.

The opening of its second campus comes after the announcement of a partnership and significant investment from Chester-based business Vivio, an independent business telecoms and IT service provider.

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In addition to this, Code Nation’s flagship school, at Spring Gardens in Manchester city centre, recently made the move into a larger space, providing four classrooms and extensive break-out areas.

Each site will target areas where technology and qualified staff are in high demand.

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David Muir, founder and chair of Code Nation, said: “Through our partners at Vivio, we have been able to secure a great space in the heart of Chester, giving students and employers access to the very best digital skills.

“We are pinpointing key areas for growth throughout the UK and Chester came out on top in a recent IPPR report highlighting key areas of demand for tech outside of London. So, where better to set up our next campus?”

Over a hundred students have passed through the new Code Nation site with hundreds more to follow throughout the year.