Digital devices are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. The IT industry cannot fill vacant positions needed for us to function in this digital age. Last year, Wisconsin needed 4,000 positions filled in Information Technology field, and only 800 Computer Science majors graduated.
The good news is, we can help to change this. You may have heard about the Hour of Code before and how it made history: More than 100 million students have engaged in an Hour of Code. Even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the Hour of Code.
This year, let's give our students the opportunity to explore coding! Join the Hour of Code 2016 during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11.
Get the word out. Host an event. Sign up your school and/or classroom or try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.