The Akins ECHS New Tech Academy offers various programs that focus on information technology, programming, and software development.
These skills strengthen local community, national innovation, and opportunities for youth. Computer Science and Applications - not computer literacy - underlies most innovation today, from biotechnology to cinematography to national security. This ability to innovate with technology is also important for students' future success and ability to make a difference in a global society.
Jobs are plentiful, interesting, and flexible. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that computer science and application-related jobs will be among the fastest growing and highest paying over the next decade. Job prospects have remained strong despite economically challenging times. Computer scientists also enjoy a wide range of career options since all industry sectors today involve computing (e.g., the arts, film, finance, health care, journalism, manufacturing, music, security).
- Five of the fastest growing occupations are computing occupations.
- Computing-related jobs are among the highest entry-level salaries of any bachelor's degree.