Thanks to your July 14 article highlighting the signing of the Compact to Extend Okay-12 Laptop Science Training, on the Nationwide Governors Affiliation summer season assembly held in Portland.
Gov. Turbines’ signature in this compact is a large spice up for proceeding the growth of laptop science schooling throughout all Maine public colleges. Because the Venture Login Program director, I do know that proceeding to advance laptop science schooling will take collaboration throughout sectors, and result in larger financial alternative for our state.
There are these days 1,256 open computing jobs in Maine with a median wage of $81,965. Regardless of the prime incomes and activity doable, handiest 60 % of Maine prime colleges be offering laptop science lessons to their scholars, in keeping with advocacy.code.org.
Thankfully, methods like Venture Login are running exhausting with our schooling, govt, nonprofit and industry companions to assist empower extra Maine colleges to provide laptop science lessons and inspire extra scholars to pursue laptop science schooling, together with those that historically were underrepresented within the box.
Laptop science is not only finding out about computer systems; those lessons additionally assist scholars be told crucial abilities that may serve them it doesn’t matter what box they select to go into. Our purpose is to make sure that laptop science is a topic presented to all of Maine’s Okay-12 scholars, and we are hoping with Gov. Turbines’ signature, we will be able to all paintings in combination to reach this purpose by using the wide vary of methods indexed within the compact.
director, Venture Login Program, Teach Maine