By the year 2020 over 1.4 million jobs will require critical coding skills. Our Education system is not yet ready to help your child get a piece of this $500 Billion opportunity.
Here’s why Children should Learn To Code (And How To Actually Do It!)
The basic fundamentals of coding is becoming a basic digital literacy that everyone should try to learn.
In an Interview with Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
Think of coding as applied math and sciences because it teaches us an iterative approach to solving problems and testing out our ideas.
Fortunately, it has never been easier to learn how to code. There are now so many education platforms and tools to make creating software applications and mobile apps easier.
Who knows, you may discover that coding is something you really enjoy and you may actually want to become a software developer.
Considering that an experienced developer can earn more than $100,000+ a year, it’s not a bad skill to master.
This initiative even received a shout out from President Obama who ask every young Americans to learn to code by saying, “Don’t just play on your phone — program it”.
To stay competitive in the fast-growing digital economy, the young people of the world need to know how to read, write and code.