Computer science to open many doors for youth

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

Computer science is an ever-increasing part of our daily lives that can benefit society in many ways. And recently, a local school district added it to the core curriculum from kindergarten through high school.

When you think about your future occupation, you may share the same goal as most; you want to help others.

While, becoming a doctor or teacher tend to be the obvious answers, but as technology progresses, so does society’s need for it, opening new jobs that protect individuals and businesses online.

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Computer science can not only benefit society by solving its problems, protecting individuals as well as businesses, helping to organize philanthropies and furthering education. It also provides countless jobs for upcoming graduating classes.

It should be to no one’s surprise that technology can help solve problems, but with its rapid advancements, computers are beginning to improve solutions by allowing people to do daily tasks quickly and efficiently.

Services like Uber and Airbnb are two examples of companies built and backed by computer scientists. These and many other industries rely on computer scientists.

They also help protect industry, from family-owned business needing digital protection to non-profit organizations that need to keep volunteer information secure.

Most people and business owners would have a lot of trouble keeping their doors open without the use of modern technology. Students should understand this and put their countless hours in front of a computer screen to good use.

Computer science is opening doors that lead the way to bringing quality education into communities that were previously falling behind. All districts in Mississippi should follow this trend and provide a well-rounded education to its students.

People are hands-on learners, and with their hands constantly on keyboards, tablets and touch screens, it seems easy to translate that into helping these students find what they love to do and help them contribute to society through computer science.