Open computing jobs in the state of North Dakota currently represent an over $78 million opportunity in terms of economic salaries, and computing jobs continue to be the number one source of all new wages nationally.
Despite this, just 22% of high schools in North Dakota last year offered a computer science course. And not a single new teacher graduated from North Dakota colleges and universities prepared to teach computer science in 2016.
There is a stark disconnect between these economic opportunities and what we provide to students. Email your elected representatives in North Dakota today to encourage them to take action to make computer science a foundational part of North Dakota's education system for all students.