Here’s a great feature story from CNNMoney about our own Bolivar High School Computer Science Teacher, Gina Green promoting CIS careers to her students.
Opportunities exist — there are more than half a million open computing jobs nationwide, according to Code.org. But students growing up in the countryside aren’t prepared for them. Rural students are far less likely than their peers in cities and suburbs to gain exposure to rigorous computer science training. These skills have emerged as a fast track to high-paying jobs.
There just aren’t enough qualified teachers in rural areas to train students to take advantage of the vacancies, according to experts. Teachers in these areas have the disadvantage of wearing more hats and teaching a wider range of courses than their counterparts in denser areas. This makes it hard to focus on a subject and stay abreast of the latest developments.