Children using the computer.

Singapore teaches kids to code; wants to boost economy

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), in charge of Singapore’s internet industry, is introducing software programming classes into public schools to develop that skillset in it’s youth early on in academia.

The news was first reported on Good Morning Singapore in mandarin yesterday.

According to the IDA, 1500 students have already been taught advanced programming concepts, and many schools are also going as far as teaching 3D design, and making use of 3D printing for basic prototypes. The IDA is aiming to develop a future-ready workforce to offer Singapore a large economic boost in the next 10 to 20 years.

via TechniAsia

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