Computer Coding Being Taught in Schools

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Computer Coding Being Taught in Schools

We all use them, but most of us don’t fully understand how they work. Computers are apart of almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. That’s why the Provincial Government has implemented computer coding in the new K to 12 school curriculum. C.E.O. of Sparkgeo.com, Will Cadell, says technology in B.C. has become a vital part of our economy; as it is unlinked to other resources. “From a jobs perspective, there are projected to be far more jobs in Computer Science [related to tasks] than there are graduates of Computer Science. So those jobs are going to be filled with other people who aren’t necessarily Computer Scientists, but who have exposure to writing code.”

Superintendent of District 57, Marilyn Marquis-Forster, says they aim to have the new coding classes fully implemented by 2018. “We don’t really know what technology is going to look like in 20 years, but we are really sure humans will need those skills and this is a good avenue for them.”

 

 

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