Google, one of the world's leading technology firms, has announced it is to fund dozens of teachers who specialise in computer science to work in UK schools.
Added to this, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of the firm, explained that Google would help to fund new technology-based teaching aids.
The investment is needed, according to Mr Schmidt, to ensure that the UK does not squander the talents of an entire generation.
"Put simply," he explained, "technology breakthroughs can't happen without the scientists and engineers to make them."
Mr Schmidt added: "The challenge that society faces is to equip enough people, with the right skills and mindset, and to get them to work on the most important problems."
Earlier this year, schools in the UK welcomed the introduction of Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer platform that allows schoolchildren to learn the basics of computer programming.
It was announced earlier this week, in fact, that the latest edition of Raspberry Pi is to be fitted with a camera sensor.
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