December 05, 2016

Cárdenas Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the Congressional STEAM Caucus and a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, released the following to mark the beginning of Computer Science Week:

“Today kicks off Computer Science Education Week!  Did you know that California currently has 69,025 open computer science jobs, but only 3,500 computer science grads in 2014? We need to work together on the Federal, state, local and industry levels to get kids excited about computer science.  I introduced the Computer Science Career Education Act, the Computer Science in STEM Act and the America Can Code Act to bring computer science into California classrooms from Pre-K up to technical school and college. We have to prepare our kids for a bright, limitless future, and make sure the future generation is ready to take on the jobs of the future.”

Congressman Cárdenas is the sponsor of the Computer Science Career Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 2056), the Computer Science in STEM Act of 2015 (H.R. 2057), and the bipartisan America Can Code Act (H.R. 4041), and led more than 60 House Members in asking the House Appropriations Committee to honor President Obama’s request of $100 million for Computer Science for All Development Grants.