Coursepower is the catalyst behind a new college academic track in South Carolina that offers students a technology underpinning to their studies, equipping them to succeed in the digital marketplace.
“Workers in high-tech industries and STEM occupations earn a substantial wage premium... relative to workers in other fields.” *
If you make $50,000 annually, a strong grasp of technology could mean $8,500 - $13,500 more in earnings.
Organizations must act to fill the demand for tech-savvy talent.
high-tech job growth - SC
From 2010-2011, South Carolina had the second-fastest growing high-tech jobs sector in the country at 8.6%.
high-tech job growth - Columbia
From 2010-2011, the Columbia MSA had the second-fastest growing high-tech jobs sector of any MSA in the country at 28.2%.
projected statewide jobs shortfall
South Carolina is on track to need over 60,000 IT jobs in the next decade. If we don't fill this need, these jobs will go elsewhere.
May. 20, 2015
During my time in these classes, I have not only learned a lot in terms of web design and development, and application making, but I have also seen how the practical skills I have learned have influenced the way I approach things.
Apr. 15, 2015
Recently in my Web Development class, we have been working on design elements and page layout for web pages. Each week in the class we do independent case studies to apply what we learned about in the chapter to our "bucket of tools" for creating effective and aesthetically pleasing web pages.