Jobs in computer science are a key contributor to a successful workforce. By 2020, computer occupations are projected to add 3.4 million new jobs across the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To meet this growing demand, the City of Boise, the Boise Public Library and Trailhead have partnered together on BoiseCodes – an innovative program that provides easily accessible opportunities to learn to code and keep skills sharp.
Partners have already achieved the following outcomes, in the form of class offerings:
From take-home Kano computer kits and Dash & Dot robots, to hands-on instruction and STEM activities at the Library, there are numerous opportunities to introduce markup and programming languages to aspiring coders.
Enthusiasts can access online coding education through Lynda.com and Treehouse.com, as well as take hands-on instruction and coding classes taught by both Library and outside experts.
Additional opportunities include: