KidzToPros introduces Online Coding & Game Design courses to prepare students for jobs of the future
FREMONT, Calif – Coding is considered the fastest-growing STEM field, yet only 45 percent of high schools across the country currently offer courses in computer science. The disparity is fueling a worldwide skills gap, in which an estimated 2.4 million positions are expected to go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.
KidzToPros, a trusted enrichment provider that offers personalized and innovative education, is helping to bridge the skills gap with a new series of online courses for kids in Grades 2-12, beginning November 2, 2020.
Up to 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented, according to an Institute for the Future report created by a panel of 20 tech, business and academic experts from around the world.
As a former engineer at tech giants including Apple, Facebook and Google, KidzToPros CEO Pooja Shah knows that the rate of technological change continues to rapidly accelerate.
“The skills that will be required for the jobs of the future are not yet taught in schools. In fact, many have not even been identified yet,” Shah said. “At KidzToPros, we’re helping students become proficient in current programming languages while also providing them the tools they need to quickly adapt to emerging technologies.”
In addition to developing their own animated characters, games or websites that they can add to their portfolio or show off to friends and family, students will receive a certificate upon the completion of each course.
The Coding & Game Design courses have been developed by some of the top engineers in Silicon Valley, with lessons designed by career educators who ensure student outcomes — including problem-solving, reasoning and creative coding — are met.
Classes are offered live online during the after-school hours Monday through Friday and range between 1.5 to 2 hours in length, depending on the level and age group.
“Our Online Coding & Game Design series provides students with the foundational skills and real-world experiences necessary to succeed in the 21st century,” Shah said. “While teaching technical skills, our programs also help students build confidence, think critically and look at the world through a new lens.”
Registration is now being accepted, with new courses starting every Monday. Space is limited to 5 students per class to ensure personalized attention from an instructor while still allowing for teamwork and collaboration.
To learn more about KidzToPros Online Coding & Game Design courses, interested families may visit kidztopros.com/coding-and-game-design.
ABOUT KIDZTOPROS: KidzToPros is a trusted educational provider that aims to enrich the lives of children through personalized and innovative education. KidzToPros supports the academic, social, physical and creative needs of childrens in Grades K-12 in an engaging and safe learning environment through programs including Park Pods, Coding & Game Design Courses, After-School Programs, online and on-site Tutoring, Home Learning Programs and Summer Camps and. Since it was founded in 2016 by Pooja Shah and Shane Fernandes, KidzToPros has helped more than 30,000 children explore interests ranging from coding to arts and sports through partnerships with more than 350 schools and more than a dozen parks and recreation departments across the country. For more information, visit kidztopros.com.
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