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Young Canadians want more opportunities to learn how to code

With all the gaming, texting and smartphones available at our kids’ fingertips, digital literacy seems second nature to most youth. However, according to a new national study on STEM education, there are learning gaps.

For instance, 92 per cent of students and parents believe that knowing how to use digital technologies is extremely important to future careers, but only 1/3 of students said their schools offered an opportunity to learn coding. In fact, the majority of young Canadians surveyed want more opportunities to learn how to code.

The study also found that boys are more likely to participate in coding than girls.

In the video clip above, Anne-Marie sits down with a STEM education expert and 10-year-old coder Sarah Munro to talk about these findings and it means for our future workforce.