According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs. However, between current professionals and university students, we will only have 400,000 computer scientists trained to fill those roles.
Computer science skills are becoming increasingly integral for jobs in all industries. The NCESD is working with teachers, schools, parents, and industry on multiple fronts to address student readiness, expand access to computer science curriculum and opportunities, and help foster interest in computer science to ensure that it becomes a core component of every child’s education.
We have adopted three areas of focus to integrate computer science into NCW classrooms:
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To learn more about how your school can implement computer science curriculum into classrooms, contact:
Pete Phillips, Executive Director of Technology Services