In hopes of creating more enthusiasm for the IT field, the Technology Association of Iowa is launching a statewide database designed to connect K-through-12 students to computer-related programs and events.
The website, called Techstream, lists various computer oriented activities around the state, such as cyber security clubs and coding sessions.
TAI President Brian Waller wants Iowa students to be creators of technology, not just consumers of it.
"We're hoping that with this fabric of different outposts of computer science and technology activities and programming, that they're going to build a community and learn from each other," he says. "Really the end goal we would love to see is computer science in the core curriculum for the state of Iowa."
Connecting students to technology classes, workshops, and events may encourage more young people to enter the IT field, Waller says.
From Iowa Public Radio
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