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  • The perception that computing jobs are hard to come by is prevalent among today's students, although it could not be further from the truth: The sector is the fastest growing in all of science and engineering. There will be 1.4 million new computing jobs over the next 10 years, according to Purdue University College of Science Dean Jeffrey Vitter. He blames parents for telling their children not to study computing based on a false belief in the scarcity of jobs in the field. Schools have the responsibility to implement computers more effectively into the classroom at all grade levels to expose students to real-world applications of technology, rather than letting them think that computer science is simply about sitting in front of a computer all day writing code. "What we're trying to do in our school system is if people feel computer science is something only computer geeks do, they have to understand that the whole world is going to computer-based technology to conduct business," says Cisco's Andy Melin. Students usually show an early interest in computers, but schools must do more to turn this enthusiasm into motivation to enter the field, especially in females. In order to maintain a competitive advantage, the nation must make a greater effort to fill this growing job pool, Vitter says. He says, "We will be at a competitive disadvantage if we cannot fill the job pool."
    Friday, March 9, 2007 7:55 AM


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  • read it
    Friday, March 9, 2007 12:03 PM
  • ya even an online survey said that the demand wud grow by 50% in the next five years to come...
    Friday, March 9, 2007 3:41 PM