How coding is shaping future of students, and why jobs are growing in tech domain in 2021?

The constant evolution of technology has challenged mankind to look for meaning beyond their traditional practices. Whether it is the education system or the daily life routine, upgradation in all sectors has become an ongoing process. The technology-led generation demands for the students to be smart not only in their academics but also in their approach towards how they perceive situations and problems. The necessity for practical learning has become a driving force for schools and institutions to adapt to integrated learning methods that focus on experiential learning. Coding has emerged as one such tool which has been on its trajectory to be embedded with education as it focuses on the key 21st-century skills like logical thinking, creativity, computational thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, etc. These skills will ensure in expanding the creative horizon in the minds of young students, motivating them to come up with amazing ideas around the buzzing situations.

Coding: The Mozart of Modern Education System

According to one popular estimate reported by the World Economic Forum, 65 percent of the students entering primary education now will work in a job that does not exist today. The biggest influencing parameter supporting this estimate is the technology. Multi-fold advancements in technology have stimulated the need for attention we should be paying to school-going students. The embedding of technology within education system will allow students to broaden their perspective and make them aware about the surroundings. The introduction of NEP 2020 is going to one of the remarkable steps taking in the history of the Indian education system, where students from grade 6 will be exposed to technology through coding. Even students have been working and playing around technology through STEAM programs, AI, 3D Printing, Drone Aviation and a lot more, which has enhanced their decision-making ability and provides them a platform for showcasing their innovative skills.

Coding is being considered as one of the most powerful tools because of its ability to not only helping the kids become masters at technology, but also improving their 21st-century skills. Coding is a proven tool to enhance the key 21st-century skills which will help to improve human skills among students. No matter what profession students would want to follow, skills like creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking will help the young minds in any field they choose. There are many ways where robots won’t be able to compete with us. This is the reason why coding has been integrated with the Indian education system and is taken as an important skill among K-12 students worldwide.

The rise of technology

The pandemic has forced people to adapt digital methods in almost all cases. Whether it is education, groceries, medicines, food, or utilities, technology has been a saviour when it comes to connecting people with services. This is the main reason why technology-related sectors continue to rise exponentially even in times where most of the industries have collapsed.

As they say, “With great power comes great responsibility”, technology being a boon in the time of pandemic also demands more people contributing towards the same. It is projected that around 58 million jobs will be created in Artificial Intelligence alone. The continued progress in technology-related domains keeps on dominating the preference list for professionals to opt for a field where no recession is likely to come and lies an ample opportunity. The need for robust IT infrastructure has also been a reason why there is a need for technical professionals who can make the systems secure and safe from hackers.

Technology in no way is going to stop astonishing us with its wonders. In the time to come, human and personality skills will be more in focus as most of the jobs would be carried out by robots, automation and artificial intelligence. Automation and Artificial Intelligence has brought a newer dimension in the living standards and somehow it has laid an impact on the restructuring of employability conditions. The future workforce will be required to be smarter and skilled in the latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, IoT, etc. It is high time we buckle up our seatbelts and prepare our current generation to make them ready for future challenges.

By Anoop Gautam, CEO and Co-founder, Tinker Coders

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