THE UK’s only fully accredited digital skills academy has appointed a former Amazon development manager as its head of course delivery.

As CodeClan addresses the growing national demand for digital skills, it has tasked Kenny Millar with leading the development and implementation of its curriculum and overseeing the organisation of its instructional team.

Millar brings with him nearly 30 years’ experience spent in Scotland’s tech sector, including as a senior software development manager at Amazon Development Centre in Edinburgh. Prior to that he was director of software engineering at Cisco Systems for 15 years.

Adam Bannon, acting CEO of CodeClan, said: “It is a coup for CodeClan to bring someone with Kenny’s reputation and experience on board. His background of working with some of the leading companies in the tech sector and introducing products to the market will be of benefit to our instructional team and students. We are working hard to provide a stream of talent to Scotland’s digital and tech sectors.

“By bringing in the highest quality of staff, we are providing students with access to experts who can pass on their industry knowledge.”

Millar added: “Around 94 per cent of graduates secure a job within six months of completing the course thanks to the relevant skills that are passed on throughout the courses.

“A lot of work is going into supporting the growth in the number of courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow and it is an exciting time to be joining the organisation.”