Computer Science for All Iowans
2 Dec 2021
Computer science and information technology skills are transforming into a day-to-day skill set in today’s workforce that impacts every industry. Health information technicians encode and analyze patient information, cybersecurity analysts anticipate and protect companies from cyberattacks, machinists code robotic drills and welders, and software engineers build websites and computer software. All of these career paths rely on computer science, along with many more high-demand jobs in Iowa.
To address this critical workforce need, the Computer Science Work Group, established by House File 2629, was charged with developing recommendations to strengthen and expand computer science instruction for Iowa learners. The working group, made up of leaders in K-12 and higher education, business and industry and government, produced a report titled Building on Iowa’s Vision for Computer Science Education.