CompTIA Applauds Chicago Public Schools Plan to Make Computer Science a Core Subject

Chicago Public Schools to raise the computer a central theme of learning will go a long way towards reducing the digital divide and the expansion and diversification of the workforce in high technology, according to CompTIA , the nonprofit association Useful for technology (IT) .

Chicago , CEO of Chicago Public Schools, today announced a new five-year plan to make the calculation of core subjects in place of an elective class , science class offered at least one computer in every school, and help students to learn the tools needed to build applications and software , from elementary school.

” Early identification of students who have an aptitude for computers and technology is a key factor in the education of these children in the many career opportunities available to them in the future ,” said Todd Thi bodeaux , president and CEO of CompTIA.

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” More importantly, the technical literacy is a prerequisite for almost all professions today’s information economy , even beyond technology positions ,” he continued. “We applaud the Chicago Public Schools take this important step. Expanding access to technology in the classroom , students will be better prepared and more eager to get advanced degrees and professional certifications and pursue careers that offer good pay and opportunity to progress and grow. ”

CompTIA has worked closely for several years with the Chicago Technology Academy , a non-profit organization , the four-year school located in the city of University Village neighborhood . The school was founded to inspire, educate and connect the next generation of leaders , and increase the number of low-income and minority students to pursue science , technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM) in college and careers.

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The link between teenagers , young adults and strong technical force. CompTIA A 2012 survey of 1,000 young people aged between 13 and 24 years found that 97 percent of the technology loved or liked . In addition, 58 percent is often served as solving technological problems , helping friends and family with questions about computers, software , mobile devices and related technologies.

CompTIA is the voice of the world of information technology (IT ) .

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