Cooper declares 1st week of December ‘Computer Science Education Week’

In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2015, kindergartner Lauren Meek, second left, works with a pair of second graders as they work on programming during their weekly computer science lesson at Marshall Elementary School in Marysville, Wash. The school, north of Seattle, joined a growing movement nationwide to expose more public school children to computer science, even as early as in kindergarten. Backed by technology leaders, nonprofits and companies, schools in New York, San Francisco and other cities have committed to offer computer science to students in all grade levels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) — Governor Roy Cooper declared the first week of December “Computer Science Education Week” across North Carolina.

Currently, there is more than sixteen thousand computing job available in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper said he hopes the week will promote a strong workforce, encourage more students to enter the field and get them job ready.

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