One Skill that 9 out of 10 Schools Don’t Teach

The following video opened my eyes to a new language–computer programming.  Often referred to as coding, mastery of this language is in high demand.  Actually, mastery is not even necessary, “being conversational” in the language of coding can open many doors.  Simply put by Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you how to think.”

 

I happened to be attending a counselor event at Catawba College, when I visited Dr. Pamela Thompson’s Management Information Systems class.  She played this video for the students to emphasize the high-demand for proficient computer programmers and how valuable it is to learn a programming language regardless of what your profession ends up being.    The video really speaks for itself, so enjoy watching!

 

 

Note: The video was produced by code.org, a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.

Rebekka Goldberg

Rebekka Goldberg

Assistant Director of College Counseling at Walnut Hill School of the Arts

Rebekka is currently the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. At Walnut Hill she also held the role of Assistant Dean for Admission, coordinating the recruitment efforts for the ballet and visual art departments. While working in the Admission Office, Rebekka created, built, and managed the social media presence for the school including the highly successful ballet youtube channel. Prior to her work at Walnut Hill, Rebekka was the Student Activities and Residence Life Coordinator at The School of American Ballet. Outside of technology and education, Rebekka is an avid baker and owner of Carson's Cakes.