Director, Institute of Coding (IoC)
Rachid Hourizi is the Director of the Institute of Coding (IoC).
Prior to his current role, Rachid worked for ten years as a financial markets and commodity trader in London, Paris, Geneva and the USA, before taking up his first post at the University of Bath.
Once at Bath, he worked on both national and international UX research, receiving funding directly from industry, the European Union and UK research councils. He also has broad experience leading the teaching of coding, digital skills and entrepreneurship within the University of Bath’s Department of Computer Science. Amongst other initiatives, Rachid led efforts to launch the first Masters level digital skills degree apprenticeship in the country.
Rachid has been Director of the IoC since January 2018. The IoC is a successful national collaboration of more than 200 employers, 35 universities and 20 outreach partners that are working together to transform higher education and deliver new courses to help a larger and more diverse group of learners into tech careers. IoC courses have been co-developed with employers and have seen 900,000 learners enrolled to date.
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