MyTutor, the UK-based online tutoring platform, has announced the acquisition of Fire Tech, a leading provider of coding and technology courses for children and teenagers. The move is part of MyTutor’s expansion into the edtech market, as it seeks to offer a wider range of educational services to students of all ages.
Fire Tech was founded in 2013 and has since become a popular destination for young people looking to learn coding, robotics, and other technology skills. The company offers a range of courses, from introductory coding classes to more advanced courses in game design, app development, and cybersecurity. Its courses are designed to be fun and engaging, with a focus on hands-on learning and real-world applications.
With the acquisition of Fire Tech, MyTutor will be able to offer its students access to a wider range of technology courses, as well as the expertise of Fire Tech’s experienced instructors. The move is part of MyTutor’s broader strategy to expand its platform beyond traditional academic tutoring and into the wider edtech market.
“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Fire Tech,” said Bertie Hubbard, CEO of MyTutor. “Their expertise in coding and technology education is second to none, and we’re excited to be able to offer their courses to our students. This acquisition is a key part of our strategy to become the go-to platform for all educational needs, from academic tutoring to technology skills.”
The acquisition comes at a time when demand for technology education is on the rise, as more and more young people look to develop the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing job market. According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, the demand for digital skills is set to increase by 55% by 2025, with coding and programming skills among the most in-demand.
“We’re delighted to be joining forces with MyTutor,” said Jill Hodges, founder of Fire Tech. “We share a common goal of empowering young people with the skills they need to succeed in the digital age. By combining our expertise, we’ll be able to offer a truly comprehensive range of educational services to students of all ages.”
The acquisition is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, with Fire Tech’s courses set to be integrated into the MyTutor platform in the near future. With the addition of Fire Tech’s technology courses, MyTutor is well-positioned to become a leading player in the edtech market, offering a wide range of educational services to students of all ages and backgrounds.