It’s no secret that our world is becoming increasingly interconnected through technology. As we continue to integrate technology into our daily lives in such areas as education, productivity, and safety, to name a few; we will continue to see a corresponding demand for computer programmers. This is fundamental and it is only beginning to draw the attention of many educational institutions today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT jobs, most of which deal with some form of programming, will grow at a projected 22% rate in 2020 and a 18.8% rate in 2024.
With the rise of self-driving vehicles, virtual reality, and the many other new and innovative uses of technology in today’s world, comes an endless stream of problems needing solutions. These not only present a new set of challenges for programmers but also drive the continued growth in demand for coders. Additionally, artificial intelligence will soon become fully integrated with many of the devices and gadgets we use today. Neural networks currently engaged with more mundane tasks will be heavily reliant on programmers to develop further into fully fledged systems. It’s an exciting time to be in this space, as you are shaping how we as a species will engage with the world around us, in a sense creating the future.
The technological change over the past decade has shown rapid growth and continues to give rise to more complex tasks. It’s important that we keep up as a nation by adequately preparing our youngest generation for the jobs of the future. Learning programming at a young age builds the foundation for future problem solving skills that are critical to success later in life. And for many graduates having the ability to code is an incredibly important skill to learn and is one that dramatically boosts their job prospects. We address this at TechLX by providing technology and engineering courses to supplement the traditional education programs typically found at K-12 schools. Feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hearing more.