So many people are still dealing with unemployment, under employment, and sometimes just hating your job. But there is a language Tom that has the ability if used properly to open doors that no other language can. Its not Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic. And there is no nationality or ethnicity connected to this language, but it is used more than even English and is directly beneficial to EVERY business and organization.
The language is CODE. Code is simply stated the language used to digitally program the apps, software and other functionality of all you do online. Sybil, as you know just last year Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about the fact that there are over One million jobs in America that have gone unfilled because so few US workers possess the high tech skills to fill them. Now trust me. All those jobs will not be filled by those that learn code, but in the day and age where technology rules everything around us, how valuable could it be to learn even at your current job and perhaps expand opportunities.
There are tons of free sources available to learn code. And this will not take a four-year degree or enrollment in a community college. There are several websites that can help, including CodeAcademy.com, CodeAvengers.com and Code.org are just a few.
But learning code is just the start. It wont mean much if you don’t commit to build something. A website for your church or an app for you business can drastically take both to the next level. But you can also create an educational program for your kids. The applications are endless if you just take what you have learned and apply it to a vision to create.
So this summer learn code, even with your kids. Trust me, it is a language that will take you to the next level.
I am Jeff and thats my truth.