Monday, June 29, 2015
City & State OpEd Pushes for Coding to Fulfill Language Requirement in Public Schools
At a time when the public and private sectors are struggling to create jobs, the technology sector is struggling to fill innumerable open positions. Jobs in computing fields are among the highest paying and fastest growing, and yet our current workforce is not equipped to fill them. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs, but only 400,000 computer science students.
It’s time our education system prioritizes the skills these jobs demand in a scalable way....