Educational Technology

December 17, 2013

Why every student should learn computer science

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Katie Lepi, Edudemic

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two of the fastest-growing occupations are in computer science and related fields ­­– expected to grow 53.4% by 2018. Nearly 90 percent of high school graduates say they’re not interested in a career or a college major involving science, technology, engineering or math, according to a survey of over one million students who take the ACT test. The number of students who want to pursue engineering or computer science jobs is actually falling, precipitously, at just the moment when the need for those workers is soaring. (Within five years, there will be 2.4 million STEM job openings.) This crisis has even caught the attention of the White House. In November, President Obama announced a new grant program to encourage more high schools to offer job-oriented STEM education.

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