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Blog // Connect Michigan

Growing Educational Tech in Rural Michigan

By CMI Staff

From Samantha Stemler, Connect Michigan Communications Intern: High tech careers are expanding rapidly, growing at nearly twice the rate of other industries. Education in the tech sector, however, has not kept pace; research through the New Jersey Institute of Technology predicts there will be 1,000,000 unfilled positions in U.S. computer science jobs by the year 2020. In an effort to prepare future generations for high-powered, highly-paid tech careers, President Obama enacted the ConnectED initiative in 2013. The program outlines a plan for connecting 99% of students with new tech in the next five years. Schools throughout Michigan have...

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