The world is changing, and it is more important than ever that students are empowered with computational thinking and digital skills.
Today, across all industries and all jobs, computing plays a role in day-to-day activities. Organizations can play an influential role in making CS education and careers visible and sought after.
The state is expected to have as many as 35,000 total openings for IT occupations in the state over the next decade. Yet, there were only 1,533 graduates in computer science in 2019 and only 24% of all public high schools teach a foundational course.
How Can Your Organization Get Involved?
Encourage BIPOC technologists from your company participate in career days or encourage job shadowing programs to help underrepresented students see themselves in a computer science career.
Provide Hands-on Experience
Create high school internship opportunities to provide hands-on experience and help students reach their career goals. Consider partnering with internship programs such as SciTechMN, MN Aspirations in Computing sponsors, Genesys Works, and others.
Leverage your influence with policy makers to advance the policy priorities of CSforAll-MN.
Host an Hour of Code and invite local students to participate.
Become an Ally
Join the Tech Inclusion Alliance, a CIO-led initiative focused on growing and developing a more diverse pool of technology talent in the Twin Cities community.
Partner with Us
Connect with CSforAll-MN to learn more.
“MN is home to some of the world’s largest tech-enabled companies, those leveraging technology to fuel their increasing tech-powered business models. But unfortunately, the demand for digitally skilled, computational thinkers in Minnesota far outweighs our available supply.”