Wednesday, 27 February 2013

What most schools don't teach.


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I was in the process of putting together a post for the Little Miss Geek Campaign; a campaign to inspire young females to become tech pioneers, when I stumbled across a an inspirational video from code.org titled "What most school's don't teach". The video went live less than 24 hours ago and has already had more than one million hits. Not surprising considering the video boasts some of the most revered minds in the Tech industry.

So what do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, three of the brightest, most inspirational and lets not forget richest tech leaders of our generation have in common? They all learnt to code from a very young age.


You can check out the original video on Code.org's YouTube page - What most schools don't teach

The career opportunities for coders is vast,  the sector skills council predicts employment growth in IT to grow 1.62 per cent per year till the year 2020. On average that's an expected growth of 129,000 new job opportunities  for the next 7 years. Amazingly this coincides with a fall in the number of students taking IT related GCSE's and A-Levels.

In 2012, IT represented only 0.4 per cent of all A-Levels in the UK, despite providing more than 5 per cent of Jobs. Campaigns like Little Miss Geek and Code Club are fantastic initiatives set up to inspire children at a grass roots level.

But you don't have to be 10 years old to get into coding, with numerous job opportunities and an average salary of £35,500 (*source IT Jobs Watch) why not start today and take a look our range of Microsoft MTA Certifications . For the more advanced programmers out there looking to back their experience with a certification, why not check out the latest range of  .Net Courses

About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites.