Raimondo to Unveil Comprehensive Computer Science Initiative

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by federal and state officials
as well as representatives from business and education, will announce the launch
of a comprehensive statewide computer science initiative at Tolman High School
on Monday, March 7, 2016.
«If we want our kids to have the best opportunities in our tech-driven economy,
we need to do everything we can to help them keep pace and develop the skills that
matter,» Raimondo said. «Part of turning our economy around and creating jobs is
making sure every student, at every level has access to learn the new basic skill:
computer science.»
By 2022, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training projects there will be
more than 4,000 openings in computer and math jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor
reports that the median annual wage for computer and IT jobs is about $80,000.