Chicago beat the tech industry giant to come in third nationwide in technical job growth in 2015. Now, thanks to a new public school program spearheaded by Mayor Emmanuel, the city is working to move further up that list by encouraging Chicago youth toward a possible career in technology.
After a unanimous vote by the Board of Education late last month, Computer Science is now a graduation requirement for all Chicago public high schools. Currently, only 25% of schools across the nation even offerthe course.
By ensuring that today’s students are exposed early on to the possibility of a career in computer sciences, we can help guarantee that future generations of Chicagoans are fluent in the language of the 21st century.
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