Today, there is a gross shortage of those with computer science skills. Out of all new STEM careers, a whopping 67% are related to computing, all the while, only 10% of STEM graduates leave college with a computer science degree.
To get more students interested in computer science, we need to introduce coding courses earlier in their educational careers. As it stands, only 45% of high schools in the US offer some kind of coding curriculum and only 32 states have some form of K -12 coding education standard.
Hosted by the non-profit Code.org, the Hour of Code is a challenge to students and educators around the world to participate in a one hour coding activity, in hopes to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding. Since the organization’s inception, over 43 million students globally have received some kind of coding education from the program.
We are proud to support the Hour of Code mission! Code Galaxy is taking part in making history this year, by hosting our own Hour of Code event. As a part of Computer Science Education Week 2019, December 9 - 15th, Code Galaxy will be offering free introductory coding classes for kids on Saturday, December 14th from 9 am to 4 pm as a host location for Hour of Code.
Join the 100 million students who participate in the Hour of Code this year by scheduling your child for a free coding class at Code Galaxy. It’s the perfect way to introduce your child to coding, giving them a taste of the creative possibilities of coding! Those with little to no experience are more than welcome.
Click here to rsvp for this special day of coding! Walk-ins are welcome.