JHS Students Participate In Code Initiative

Jamestown High School students in Sam Quadri's technology class are pictured at the recent State University at Fredonia Hour of Code initiative.

Sam Quadri, Jamestown High School technology teacher, recently took a group of students to the State University at Fredonia to participate in the worldwide Hour of Code initiative.

During the recently held Computer Science Education Week thousands of students from more than 180 countries participated in coding events sponsored by Code.org

Dr. Arnavut, SUNY Fredonia Department of Computer and Information Sciences director, and Professor Gregory Cole provided Hour of Code instruction to Quadri’s Technology Class.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017.”

For information about the Fredonia State College Department of Computer and Information Sciences visit website www.fredonia.edu/cis.