STEM, Coding, and the Careers of the Future

Early last month, eSchool News published an interesting article titled, Where will STEM education be in 5 years? The piece takes an in-depth look at the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and what we can expect to see in our classrooms. We highly suggest you take a moment to check out the article by clicking here.

In 2015, there were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in the United States, and that number is growing every year. In fact, STEM job growth in the past 10 years is three times that of any other field, but by 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. Yet, STEM education programs have not kept pace–calling into question whether there will be enough qualified employees available to take on these new positions.

— JOACHIM HORN, eSchool News

Across the country, schools are developing programs, creating classes, and rethinking traditional curricula and Holy Angels is no exception. Principal Stalling sees this future and has Holy Angels on track to prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

The Day of Code is a key initiative Holy Angels leverages to expose all students to the concept of coding and give them hands-on experience coding simple programs. Last year was the first year we hosted a Day of Code, and we are excited to bring the event back this year on Monday, December 4th. You can check out photos from last years event below, and we look forward to sparking a lifelong interest in technology on the 4th.