AC the rush to profit seems to be from 3 areas:
Books, robots and GUI code to help educate has to be created, updated, supported and have new books on how to teach code in new inclusive ways...
Great if your making the approved robot kit, have the book or will be doing the support.
Party political educators needing to be seen to set inclusive educational policy with code and computers been the new area.
Virtue signalling by getting robots and GUI code to push inclusive educational policy.
Re " to have qualifications"
That could go back to the 1980's with Ada in the USA and a lot of other code that needed university like software, hardware and network access.
The education change could have been the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
in the UK.
Give all students some access to a computer lab and some of them will code games, music, art, databases, math over decades. Nation building generations later with lots of computer ready students.
From both an education software side and the UK having its own hardware, education was going to produce work ready students over the decades for the UK.
Did the UK become the computer code centre of the world in the later 1980s and into the 1990's? Given all that early exposure to emerging computing?
The US seems to have taken that idea from the 1980's UK and added the spin of computers having to be inclusive.
Put computers and the best code in front of all students and many more students will be lifted into higher education. Get good jobs and bring jobs and wealth back into their local communities...