The next great Steve Jobs is currently sitting in a classroom. He or she could help your business disrupt IoT (Internet of Things) in the future. But is he or she being taught what is needed? Less than 40% of the schools in the U.S. teach digital competencies and only 10% of the schools in some countries such as Latin America, Asia, and Africa have access to the Internet.
Learning to code increases the odds of a lucrative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) career, especially in a world where computing jobs are growing at more than twice the national average.
Programming gives the base to be extremely creative, provides the ability to build paths and solutions, and motivates children to not only interact with technology but create and express oneself in new ways.
A new startup project, MakePi, www.makepi.com, is using its ideas to develop products to inspire and empower STEM learners, makers, and educators to develop technology skills in the U.S.
MakePad is a touchscreen display tablet that children can assemble by their own hands. The operational system is customized for STEM education and doesn’t need an Internet connection. The proprietary applications allow kids to learn to code, create digital music, develop games, apps, and more. A project such as this will produce the tech innovators of tomorrow.