Gov. Little launching online computer science course for middle school and high school students
The following is a news release from Idaho National Laboratory.
BOISE – The Success in Education Foundation, Idaho Technology Council, Office of the Governor, Idaho STEM Action Center, Acahand Foundation, St. Luke’s Health System, and other leaders from industry, government, and education are collaborating on a new initiative.
Computing literacy is important to the State of Idaho. Computer science is one of the most in-demand college degrees, computing is used throughout many careers, and CS careers are the number-one source of all new wages in the country. In fact, CS jobs account for more than half of all projected job growth in STEM fields. The Education Commission of the States anticipates computing jobs in Idaho will grow 19 percent by 2027.
The Idaho Technology Council is spearheading the industry-led initiative in partnership with the Idaho STEM Action Center. The engine behind it is Salt Lake City nonprofit Success in Education, which offers a similar program throughout Utah and is handling registrations and managing the website for the Idaho initiative. Bottega, an accredited software development school, is providing the best-in-class curriculum approved by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (a division of Cognia) and the American Council on Education.