Students learning coding for future success

Mandurah Catholic students have been busy learning international coding with a program created by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, in partnership with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg. 

Year 7 digital technology students have recently completed their first course of The Hour of Code which is a global initiative for school students first created in the United States, and has spread across 180 countries.

Digital technologies teacher Michelle Forrest said students who understood coding would have more employment opportunities because everyday repetitive jobs are being replaced by robotics and automated services.

“Coding is seen as an essential job skill for students entering the workforce in the technological age of robotics, artificial intelligence and automated services,” she said. 

“Students have the opportunity to learn to code in different languages such as Blocks, Javascript and Python.”