Cod­ing on deck for B.C. grade school stu­dents

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

VAN­COU­VER — Com­put­er­cod­ing ba­sics will be in­cluded in Bri­tish Columbia’s grade-school cur­ricu­lum come Septem­ber, as the govern­ment em­pha­sizes tech skills in its plan to fill the jobs of the fu­ture. The new pro­gram an­nounced to­day by Premier Christy Clark at the in­au­gu­ral tech­nol­ogy sum­mit in Van­cou­ver will be avail­able for Grades 6 to 9 and will take three years to roll out. Clark told thou­sands gath­ered for the con­fer­ence she’s heard the com­mu­nity’s frus­tra­tion over a short­age of work­ers with dig­i­tal skills.

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