With an economy and job market becoming more and more technology based, coding (or computer programming) is in turn becoming an increasingly valuable skill set, perhaps soon to be a necessity.
This is why coding is becoming more prevalent amongst younger age groups, in order to prepare kids for a potentially digitally centric career, and maybe even world.
What Is Coding?
Once only referenced in spy films or in news stories relating to government hackers, coding is now a very legitimate and potentially lucrative profession.
Essentially, coding is how people communicate with computers, telling a computer what actions to take by instructing them via a programming language.
Why Is Coding Important Currently And Moving Forward?
In the present, globally there are literally millions of jobs and career paths that didn’t exist as recently as 15 years ago, these jobs are based around utilising technology, more often than not computers.
The way things are moving in terms of modern society’s dependence on technology only continues to foreshadow an increased onus on computer based jobs in the future.
As the technology sector flourishes, the people who help construct the very fabric of the web, apps and software - computer programmers, are in increasingly high demand with opportunities to thrive and very positive career options.
Coding For Kids
A new schedule with a much greater emphasis on computers and teaching the kids on how to write code is preparing students for a career in the computer industry.
Coding isn’t just for ‘techies’, it teaches kids about how to be digitally creative, forming apps and websites and harnessing the power of the internet and wider technology including multimedia to share their ideas and abilities to suitable audiences.
A future developer for a colossus of an app such as Instagram or TikTok may learn their trade as early as primary school age, with many parents happily paying for their kids to attend coding training ‘courses’ in their free time. These training courses are based around developing core essential programming skills. Conjuring an early acumen for navigating technology will prove beneficial later in life.
Does Coding Only Lead To A Niche Job Market?
Absolutely not, computer programming is an extremely applicable course in any subject or field due to its focus on problem solving, backwards planning and other key transferable skills.
Becoming proficient in computer programming may also enhance a person’s critical thinking, creativity, crisis resolution and communication skills.
Kids with an interest in computer programming also find an increase in their aptitude for subjects like Maths and English, as well as an increase in their self confidence perhaps from acquiring a new and fascinating skill.
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