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Why Computer Science

Meeting the everyday needs of individuals and businesses at both the local and global levels is increasingly dependent on universal access to technology of all kinds. Developing and maintaining this essential and rapidly evolving technology requires a highly trained and specialized workforce. While the need for this workforce continues to increase, thousands of Hoosier youth lack access to opportunities that can create interest and develop skill sets necessary to fuel their path towards long-term success as well as growth of our communities.

Computer Science is Foundational

Computing is a fundamental part of daily life, commerce, and just about every occupation in our modern economy. It is essential that students are exposed to the field of computer science in our K-12 system—as it is foundational in transforming the way a student thinks about the world. It not only teaches them about technology, it also teaches them how to think differently about any problem. 

Joshua L.

High School CS Teacher

Every student should be required to take a Computer Science course for the same reason they take English or Math. The canvas in which students will interact with their world is changing and becoming more technological. If you don't understand how to interact with technology or understand it, it will be difficult to obtain any job as the use the technology is everywhere.

Evan S.

Middle School CS Teacher

It's critical that young learners study computer science to learn how to address the issues that face our society today and years from now, when they enter the adult world. Career fields are constantly evolving and including more technology. Without a generation of students with skills needed to tackle these challenges, society will face more than just shortages of knowledgable workers.

Beth K.

Middle School CS Teacher

Computer Science not only provides kids with exposure to technology and a basis for understanding how technology works, but it also develops marketable skills that they will need regardless of which career path they end up in. CS teaches and builds upon skills that every person needs to use in any career or job in the future. Anyone can do it regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, or ability. 

Computer Science is Vocational

CS teaches and builds upon skills that every person needs to use in any career or job in the future. Anyone can do it regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, or ability. If we want to succeed in the world, we need everyone on board moving us forward.

51,000
...the number of net new computer related jobs in Central Indiana by 2025
24,500
of the projected computer related jobs will go unfilled due to lack of qualified talent
58%
of computer related jobs are not in traditional
programming roles