As an outgrowth of the CSforCT effort, major Connecticut employers and other key stakeholders joined in a letter, urging Connecticut lawmakers to prioritize CS education. Leadership from Infosys, Sikorsky, Stanley Black & Decker, and Travelers signed on. You can read the full letter here.
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Connecticut students must be prepared for all college and career opportunities, including those that are the most modern and forward-facing.
Those that are grounded in computer science (CS).
The demand for a Connecticut workforce fluent in computer science has never been more pressing. Right now, there are nearly 3,300 open computing jobs in the state (3.2 times the average demand rate in Connecticut), and unlike many other professional fields, projections for computer-related career opportunities are encouraging (at over 12% growth through 2026).
The time is right for Connecticut to seize the present and prepare for the future in ways that can simultaneously address the talent needs of the state’s employers together with the college and career opportunities of its students.
The CSforCT effort will do just that, led by the CSforCT Steering Committee.
Download the Connecticut State Department of Education Computer Science Plan
The Charge: The CSforCT Steering Committee will coordinate statewide CS education efforts and implementation of the Connecticut Computer Science Plan approved by the State Board of Education in June 2020. These efforts are designed to ensure equity and include focusing on:
Through coordination of related initiatives, the CSforCT Steering Committee will work to broaden access to and participation in CS education so that Connecticut’s workforce needs can be met and students can leverage exciting college/career opportunities right here in Connecticut.
Executive Director of Secondary Education & Magnet Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Babel Street
President, Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association; Math & CS Teacher, Conard High School; CS Curriculum Specialist, PreK-12, West Hartford Public Schools
Director, Connecticut State Department of Education
Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, U.S. Public Services at Tata Consultancy Services
Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut
Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Southern Connecticut State University
Executive Director, ReadyCT
Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
Director of Information Technology, Lockheed Martin
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Sacred Heart University
Policy Advocate, Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association
Chief Information Officer, Travelers, Bond and Specialty Insurance
Executive Director, Workforce Development Unit, Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development