Coding is as vital as reading, writing, and math
In a world with 3.5 million unfilled STEM jobs, learning to code is a critical skill. Whether your child wants to turn their love of apps, social media, and video games into a lucrative career or use their programming prowess to develop life-changing technologies, coding can help them lay a solid foundation for their goals.
Fast facts about coding
- Coding is the process of building computer programs that perform specific tasks. From apps and video games to vital medical technology, our world runs on code!
- The demand for coders and related roles has grown 25% since 2019, with software engineers now making a median salary of over $107,000.
- Coding fosters life skills like critical thinking and problem-solving, leading to increased confidence.
- Just like reading, writing, and math, every child can learn to code. With the right instructors and teaching tools, getting started is easy.
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Coding: Computer Science 101Ages 13+
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Unity with C#Ages 10-19
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"At iD Tech, I was introduced to the idea of coding as a fun and exciting career—not some lofty idea just for engineers hiding in a lab.”
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From modding their favorite titles to designing 3D levels and creating new worlds, your child will learn the full cycle of game production.
With their keen eye for design, your child can produce videos, edit photos, make digital music, build 3D models, and so much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should my child learn to code?
Today, 67% of new jobs require computing skills. Coding is as vital as reading, writing, and math! Taking programming courses now can help your child build confidence and graduate high school prepared for a world that demands tech literacy.
What are coding camps like?
Coding camps bring collaborative fun to courses in Java, C++, Python, and other languages, giving students the chance to create games, apps, robots, and more, while gaining hands-on experience with AI, modding, cybersecurity, and other in-demand topics.
What career possibilities are open to coders?
No matter what field your child goes into, learning to code will help set them up for success. That said, a strong background in coding is particularly useful for careers in software development, web design, game dev, AI, and cybersecurity. Learn more.
Which coding course is right for my child?