Did you know?
• There will be one million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years. (That’s more than $500 billion in salaries!)
• More than 50% of all projected math and science occupations are in computing.
• Computing jobs are among the highest-paid positions for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.
• Less than 20% of AP Computer Science students are women. Less than 10% are black or Latino. Seriously? That’s crazy.
Computers are EVERYWHERE, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is that we’re working to change this. If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code challenge, you might know that it made history last year. For one week in 2013, 15 million students tried computer science!
This year, let’s take that number even higher!
West Michigan Tech Talent is asking you to join in for Hour of Code 2014 during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014.
It’s not only a great opportunity for your students, but each school that participates is entered for the chance to win $10,000 worth of technology.
C’mon! We are partnering with grades 3-8 and will provide supplies, training, marketing materials, prizes for all students…even co-facilitators from the tech industry to give your teachers a hand.
Thanks for being part of the movement!