Apple CEO Tim Cook says that schools are not putting enough emphasis on computer science education & that more work is needed to ensure that future generations are prepared for the digital world.
In comments given after visiting a coding workshop for kids at an Apple Store in Manhattan, Cook said that he hoped that coding would eventually be a mandatory class for all children.
Appleâ€™s â€˜Hour of Codeâ€™ initiative involves free one-hour classes at Apple stores around the world where children are introduced to the basics of computer programming.
The tech industry is already huge, said Cook, & it is set to grow substantially in future.
Cook said that even if kids arenâ€™t destined for a job in the tech industry, they would still benefit from learning problem-solving skills as well as creativity.
The Apple boss moreover suggested that introducing computer-based concepts to children at a young age would assist them to stay interested as they obtain older, resulting in a larger & more diverse workforce in the tech industry.
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Source: “Yahoo News”