The number of information technology (IT) workers now stands at 4.6 million, compared with just 450,000 in 1970 according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The upsurge means IT workers now represent 2.9% of the U.S. labor force. “The Census Bureau first identified IT occupations in the 1970 Census,”
In this update: * Save the date, AAoC Annual Banquet and Meeting is 10/28 & 10/29 in Fayetteville * Nominations for new members ends 7/31 * FIS Accelerator – Academy members help drive entrepreneurship and business growth in our state * Dues – A list of who has paid for 2016 SAVE THE
Dear Academy Member, In this update: Save the date, 2016 Annual Banquet and Business Meeting Membership dues Call for membership nominations Update on Computer Science Initiative Open AAoC positions (we need a few volunteers) Save the Date The 2016 Academy Annual Banquet and Business Meeting is tentatively set for October 28 and 29. This
22 Feb 16 President Barack Obama’s administration and global high-tech giants want every state to follow Arkansas’ lead and begin offering computer science courses at all of the nation’s public high schools. At a news conference Sunday, officials from the White House, Microsoft and Google joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
January 30, 2016 Today, President Obama is unveiling his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. We’ve made real progress in education — over the past seven years, 49 States and Washington, D.C. have raised expectations by adopting higher standards to prepare all students for success in
President’s Letter – December 31, 2015 Dear Academy Member, In this update, I would like to share the successes we have had this year as an organization making a difference in computing for the State of Arkansas. Scholarships If you have not already made your contribution to our general scholarship fund or to your public
LITTLE ROCK — Building on his initiative to have computer science taught in every public high school in the state, which was implemented in the fall, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he wants to introduce computer science in kindergarten through eighth grade as well. Source: Governor Seeks To Expand Computer Science To Grades K-8 |
The number of young women completing engineering and technology programs has dropped significantly in the past 30 years. As a result, women are generally underrepresented in technology-related jobs, especially in technical positions and at leadership levels. The not-for-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC) was founded in 2011 to improve these numbers. The organization’s goal is
The bill strengthens science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education efforts and expands the definition of STEM to include computer science. Source: Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
President’s Letter – September 2015 Dear Academy Member, We have four important updates in this newsletter, a couple with action required if you plan to attend the events: 1) Annual Dinner, New Member Induction and Business Meeting 2) Academy member, Dona Bailey, will speak at the Venture Center for the series Code-IT 3) U of
This fall, the Natural State will be the first in which every high school and charter school offers at least one computer-science course. State booting up computer-science courses.
Ford and five other women from the information technology department at J.B. Hunt headquarters in Lowell shared their experiences of working in the profession with about 40 girls attending a five-day Girl IT Up summer camp on computer programming this week at Springdale High School. The camp began Monday and ends Friday. Springdale girls learn
New certification for schools and students in STEM. College Board Launches STEM Credential Initiative – US News.
AAoC President’s Newsletter – May 2015Dear Arkansas Academy of Computing Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased to provide our membership an update on the following:* Governor’s Task Force on Computer Science / Input Needed* Save the Date! October 9th & 10th is our annual meeting in Little Rock* Call for Membership Nominees – Due June 15* UALR signs MOU
The Hot Springs Technology Institute is holdings its 22nd Annual Conference June 15-18, 2015. Hot Springs Technology Institute
Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future – WSJ.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Computer Science Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force will be: to research and recommend computer science and technology courses and standards; study the computer science and technology needs of the state; recommend strategies to meet the anticipated computer science and technology workforce needs of the state.
Want a job that promises a living wage and a good shot at a middle-class life? Learn Microsoft Excel and other basic digital skills. That’s the conclusion of a report released Thursday by Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market analysis firm that reviewed millions of job postings to understand which skills companies expect workers to have. The report focuses on
Presidents Newsletter – March 2015 Dear Arkansas Academy of Computing Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased to provide our membership an update on the following: * Save the Date! October 9th & 10th is our annual meeting in Little Rock * Call for Membership Nominees * Computer Science Summit to be
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure requiring public high schools to offer computer science courses in the coming school year. Hutchinson signs measure expanding computer science classes.