We spend a lot of time here on ActiveRain talking about real estate & the economy, with good reason. I wanted to highlight an interesting initiative from a friend of mine here in Seattle who is the founder of code.org who believes that computer education can make a meaningful dent in America's economic woes.
Without going into too much detail, computer engineering is one of the fastest growing and highest wage job categories in the country. Our country does not promote computer education or engineering in any way. If you look at future employment in the United States and compare against college degrees, there are going to be 1 million unfilled computer engineering jobs in the US by 2020. We as a country are doing next to nothing about it.
Take a minute, watch the below video, and then think about how you or your community can get involved in computer education for the country. It's inspiring. Show this to a son, daughter, niece or nephew.
This could be big.
Here's the simple math to boost the US economy over 7 years: Create 1 million of the highest paying jobs & generate $500Bn in GDP for the country.
This is a big, but powerful idea. Give it some thought or at least 5 minutes of your time at Code.org
(Pretty cool that Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, & DropBox CEO Drew Houston and many others are behind this effort).